Changes to events and gatherings requirements

18 May 2022

Events and premises will no longer be required to have density or capacity limits in place as part of COVID-19 regulations from 12.01am Saturday 21 May.

Public Health has advised density and capacity limits for all events and settings will be removed – although operators may still voluntarily use capacity limits as part of ongoing COVID-19 safety management.

Additionally only events with more than 5000 patrons and music festivals with more than 2000 patrons will be required to submit a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan to Public Health for approval prior to the event. This change also comes into effect from 12.01am Saturday 21 May.

All other events will not be required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan but are asked to continue to identify measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to patrons and staff.

These measures include: Raising awareness among patrons and staff of not attending if unwell or required to isolate; maintaining 1.5 metres physical distance where possible; follow cough and personal hygiene measures; managing the flow of people to minimise queueing and crowding; appropriate cleaning and hygiene of venue and facilities; provision of appropriate hand washing and sanitising stations; display of posters and other resources to keep staff and patrons aware of COVID-19 safe behaviours.

Current requirements remain in place until 12.01am Saturday May 21 2022.