I have spoken with a friend in Perth Australia to see if her congregation was involved. This is her message in part:
Yes, only 3 Congs
Ours- PCC, North Beach( my parents Cong) & Scarborough Cong.
We are all feeling very weird about it & 2 of the 3 halls are really small……The CO assured us that door to door is still out of the question……..We have our CO visit at the hall in a weeks time & hrs associating with all of us!
We spoke on zoom with them just a couple of weeks ago. We live on opposite sides of the country to each other. They in Western Australia we in New South Wales (East Coast). WA has 1 new case and 6 active with only 9 deaths since Covid started. NSW has 321 new cases with 5334 active and 514 deaths. NSW up until a week ago was getting 1000+ cases per day. Another state, Victoria is currently experiencing a surge. Queensland is another state whose covid situation is much like WA. However in WA and Qld the vaccination uptake is way behind those states that have had outbreaks. WA and Qld borders have been and still are closed to certain states.
Me personally. I love zoom. I’ve done Pioneer School on it and loved the convenience as ordinarily I would have had to travel. We travel 45 mins to the Hall so another reason we love zoom. We live in regional NSW and our council shire (area) has 0 cases but vaccination rates are low compared to the overall state. My town is dubbed the Anti Vax Capital of Australia. Regular childhood vaccinations are shunned by many in the area, so naturally the feeling extends to covid vaccine. At dinner last night with friends we all said we hope we have zoom for a bit longer at least.