Queensland publishes Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events
by Jason Allen
Leading the way back for live production, Queensland has published the first government policy that outlines rules, restrictions, permissions, and requirements for events with over 500 attendees.
The document’s risk classification system outlines four levels of events, and the permissions required to proceed. The highest risk Category One covers events with more than 10,000 on site, and needs approval from Queensland’s Chief Health Officer. Category Two covers 500 to 10,000 people on site, including “Concerts in venues or on sites with designated seating”, and needs approval from a Queensland Public Health Unit. Category Three covers everything below 500 people and requires no official permissions, but is required, as are Categories One and Two, to have a COVID Safe Event Plan and adhere to the COVID Safe Event Checklist, as defined in the document. READ MORE>