With immediate effect until further notice

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COVID-19 cluster in Victoria spans across multiple households, three new local cases recorded
Reference: https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-update-three-new-locally-acquired-covid19-cases-one-international-case-latest-numbers-exposure-sites-grow-dhhs/dc8eb653-f521-40e3-953a-431ce49d88ae (2:39pm Jan 5, 2021)

- A number of Melbourne shopping centres have been added to a growing list of exposure sites 
- Victoria records another three local cases of COVID-19.
- There are almost 100 exposure sites listed across Victoria as at 05 Jan 2021.

~ Get tested and quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure
~ Get tested and quarantine until you receive a negative result
~ Monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop
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At NBM: For the safety of visitors and residents:
- For Upasikas and Upasakas who have registered with NBM for lunch offerings, or who have informed the Dana Liaison Officer of their offerings for special dedication of merits to departed loved ones, please follow the NBM Covid safety measures now in place. These are strictly in accordance with the directives from the DHHS for places of worship. 
- Even if you are not able to come to NBM to make an offering, you are still welcome to give us the names of your loved ones whom you wish to remember.  Just drop us an email, office@nbm.org.au.   
- All casual walk-in visitors are strongly discouraged. NBM is only opened from 10.00am to 1.00pm. 
- Applications for stays at NBM are currently put on hold.  Stay applicants that were accepted before the recent COVID outbreak will receive notifications from the Accommodations Officer regarding their stay.

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Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  
May we all stay safe, healthy, happy and peaceful on the Noble 8-fold Path.
SADHU ANUMODAMI!
With immediate effect until further notice

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Victoria records three new community Coronavirus cases
Reference: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victoria-records-three-new-community-coronavirus-cases-30-december-2020

“Now more than ever people should not let down their guard. Maintain physical distancing, practice good hand hygiene. Stay at home if you’re unwell and most of all get tested if you have any symptoms at all.”
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With effect from 1 January 2021 until further notice, in compliance with DHHS guidelines updated  December 2020, NBM needs to follow these rules:
A. Density quotient of 1 person per 2 square meters for indoor gatherings.
   - Due to the small size of NBM’s dana and dhamma hall, the maximum number of people (including sangha, residents and live-in volunteers) are permitted:
     ~ Dhamma hall – 15
     ~ Dana hall – 18
B. No self-serve buffet style set ups should be used.
   - Usage of communal vessels and utensils is not permitted. Therefore, the family registered to provide dana is requested and will be given priority to serve the sangha and all guests (utensils and gloves will be provided).
   - To meet density quotient requirements and enable the elderly and children to be given priority seating in the dana hall, food will be served in the following order:
     1. Sangha
     2. 8 preceptors
     3. Younger people (so that they can go outside to eat)
     4. Elderly and children under 12 are served last so that they can eat in the dana hall.
C. All places of worship with on-site operations must have a COVIDSafe Plan.
   - NBM’s COVIDSafe Plan recommends a mask to be worn at all times, but requires the wearing of masks if the 1.5 meter distancing cannot be met.
   - NBM’s COVIDSafe Plan also requires that all guests follow NBM’s safety guidelines.
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Thank you for your understanding.
Sadhu Anumodami!

Weekly LIVE events on BSV Dhamma Talks YouTube Channel:
Sunday Dhamma Talk at 9am & Monday Guided Meditation at 7:30pm
Please join us and feel free to ask questions via YouTube Live Chat.


We regret to inform you that due to the current COVID situation:
1. Ajahn Brahm’s public talk to be held on Saturday 2nd January at the Malvern Town Hall has been cancelled. Instead, Ajahn Brahm will deliver the talk online from Western Australia at 7 pm (Melbourne time). The link is published on the BSV website Events page (
https://www.bsv.net.au/special-events/)
2. The live-streamed Q&A session by Ajahn Brahm on Sunday 3rd January has been cancelled too.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at events@bsv.net.au if you have any questions.
Thank you.
With kindness,
The Buddhist Society of Victoria


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Daily Meal Offering at NBM (dana)     

    Legend:

    Busy = Someone is already booked to bring lunch

(During COVID-19 period and for safety measure, only registered family is allowed for lunch dana offering.  No casual walk-ins please.)

                 Lunch offering time will be at 10:45am.

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    LG     = Lay guest

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