As a medical practitioner & church elder, i have to say the risks are significant for major problems if Big Camp were to proceed in ANY part of Australia this year ( especially NSW & Victoria at the moment). If there was even 1 case of COVID 19 the entire camp congregation would have to be traced ,tested , & quarantined for 2 weeks . I guarantee it would be headline news on all TV stations . This publicity i feel would almost certainly be uniformly negative . ( One of the tests the AMA uses for deciding a debateable course of action is — ” would you want to appear on the 7.30 report & defend this with an ABC interviewer” . )
I strongly believe in prayerfully going forward in faith & trusting God in our lives , but this is a special situation, & I believe it calls for caution — We are counselled to be wise as serpents & harmless as doves. We are taking very strong measures in our medical practices to try to avoid further spread of this virus ,especially among the most vulnerable group– the elderly .