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COVID-19 Safe events and activities

Framework for COVID-19 Safe events and activities in Tasmania

Tasmania is synonymous with unique and vibrant events and it is important that as we respond to changing COVID-19 circumstances, that we can continue to enjoy events in a COVID safe way.

We are all learning how to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. This means that while we have been able to return to doing some things as normal there are behaviours and some restrictions that we will need to maintain over the medium to long term.

As public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Tasmania continue to change, the Events Framework has been updated from 1 November 2021.

We have taken on board the learnings of the past 12 months to streamline the assessment process internally, however it’s important that our plans continue to reduce the risk of possible COVID-19 transmission in the community.

It is important to remember that public gatherings and events are a high-risk activity and therefore need to be carefully planned.

Events Framework

The purpose of the Events Framework is to help event organisers to identify and manage the risk of COVID-19 for a range of event and activity types in a diverse range of settings. It sets out the process for working with government to deliver a COVID-19 safe event under the current Public Health Directions.

Events are assessed under the Events Framework according to their size, type, complexity and associated risk factors. Public health oversight is applied to events according to a three-tiered system.

As an event organiser, you need to be familiar with the Events Framework and make sure your event meets its requirements.

Download the Events Framework

Factsheet including FAQs

Event tiers

Tier

Capacity limit

Requirements

Tier 3  - seated only

Any indoor or outdoor seated events with 5,001 to 10,000 people and/or activities that are considered higher risk by the Director of Public Health

Event COVID-19 Safety Plan

Event registration

Approval from the Director of Public Health required before the event can go ahead

Check In Tas QR code required

Tier 2 – free moving/mixing and seated

Any indoor or outdoor event with 2,001 to 5,000 people

Event COVID-19 Safety Plan

Event registration

Approval required before the event can go ahead

Check In Tas QR code required

Tier 1 – free moving/mixing and seated

Indoor events with 251 - 2000 people

Outdoor events with 501 - 2000 people

Masks are required for events with 1000+ people

Event COVID-19 Safety Checklist

Check In Tas QR code required

If your event has a number of higher-risk event factors, more information may be required. This may include the need to complete a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan.

Small gatherings (outside the Events Framework)

Up to 250 people, indoors

Up to 500 people, outdoors

Not applicable – no application or approval required under the Events Framework

Refer to the Safe Workplaces Framework

Refer to gatherings, density and physical distancing

Events COVID-19 Safety Plan – Tiers 2 & 3

An Event COVID-19 Safety Plan must be completed and submitted for assessment for all events with 2,001 up to 10,000 patrons.

A revised template is available for event organisers to document and step out the measures they are taking to keep staff and volunteers, performers and players, event patrons and the Tasmanian community safe.

Event organisers must provide as much detail as possible when completing the template.

If you have questions in relation to completing your plan, a WorkSafe Tasmania advisor can assist. To request a phone call or meeting with an advisor, please complete the request an advisor form.

Events COVID-19 Safety Checklist – Tier 1

The Event COVID-19 Safety Checklist is for tier 1 events – events that are less complex and lower risk, with indoor events from 251 up to 2,000 people and outdoor events from 501 up to 2,000 people.

Face masks are required to be worn at any event that is expected to have more than 1,000 people in attendance.

Tier 1 events do not require approval, however event organisers need to confirm that they will address certain public health measures.

If your Tier 1 event has a number of higher-risk event factors, more information may be required. You may be required to put additional strategies in place to manage the activities. This may include the need to complete a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan.

If you have questions in relation to completing your plan, a WorkSafe Tasmania advisor can assist. To request a phone call or meeting with an advisor, please complete the request an advisor form.

Complete the Event COVID-19 Checklist here

For more information and to submit your application, please visit Business Tasmania's Events Framework page.