I wanted to post this somewhere that all could see it.
Here is a letter being circulated in Melbourne Australia area.
Dear friends, the local body of elders have agreed on the following actions in relation to today’s announcement.
At this stage congregation meetings will continue to run as normal. No publisher should feel obligated to attend congregation meetings at this time if they feel concerned or anxious about doing so. Please be assured, you are not being unfaithful for taking such precautions. If you choose not to physically attend our meetings at this time please take advantage of the dial in and video conferencing facilities. Please call your group overseer if you need assistance with the Zoom app.
In view of the accelerating risk of COVID-19 transmission. We will not invite the general public to the memorial. We may invite family members and friends only. However there will be strict Hygiene requirements that all will be required to adhere to, prior, during, and after the memorial commemoration. Please prepare your friends and family for this so as to protect themselves and all those who attend. (Phil 2:4) “look out for others”.
Effective immediately and until further notice we will not continue going from door to door nor be in close proximity to the general community. Our weekly field service groups will still proceed as we are currently arranging alternative field service provisions. More details will follow very soon.
We understand this may impact those who have chosen to Regular or Auxiliary pioneer. Rest assured that those taking the lead understand your situation. We serve a happy and reasonable god, so keep doing your best and Jehovah will do the rest.
The current global pandemic reminds us of the description of the ride of the fourth horseman in Revelation chapter 6, which includes mention of “deadly plague.” These events strengthen our faith that we are living in the final part of the last days.
More than ever, it is vital that we do not panic, but demonstrate faith by “keeping calm and showing trust” in Jehovah. (Isa. 30:15)
If you have any questions or concerns in regard to these adjustments please speak to one of the elders.
End of letter.
In addition to this, today, all circuit overseers have been advised that no visits will be conducted for the next two months.
The co's have been advised to attend a cong of their choice if they want to in the interim. As it happens, many of the co's are in the high risk area.
All circus assemblies have been cancelled for two months at this time.