Parish News

Specific advice on congregational singing

You can access the  South Australian Government COVID-19 website here and specific SA Health guidance and restrictions on activities and gatherings here.


SA Health continues to recommend that congregational singing be avoided to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 by that means. In the light of the advice, the Archbishop has determined that we should avoid congregational singing for the time being.

The Diocese is in touch with SA Health to see if there are any options they could recommend to allow congregational singing while still mitigating the infection risk. SA Health has reviewed the available research concerning the virus spread and congregational singing and has so far concluded that the current advice remains appropriate.

Therefore, in the light of advice from SA Health there should be no congregational singing in Anglican churches in the Diocese of Adelaide until further notice. The advice regarding choirs etc. was in the fact sheet and should be followed.