The DRCN works with the other Community Partners under Resilience NSW to respond to evacuations in disasters and emergencies across the state. New protocols for evacuations have been designed to avoid breaching physical distancing restrictions. DRCN Chaplains have been advised of these and Duty Officers are mindful in the deploying of chaplains in terms of where they will be drawn from (awareness of protocols) and the vulnerabilities of the chaplains and those they serve.
A new body has been formed to bring together the leaders of state and territory-based volunteer disaster recovery and emergency chaplaincy networks from across Australia. The Australian Volunteer Emergency Chaplaincy Alliance (AVECA) was formed through the interaction of the leaders over a period of years.