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COVID-19 Safe events and activities

Framework for COVID-19 Safe events and activities in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has launched A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania to support event organisers to plan and hold larger-scale COVID-19 safe events from 1 December 2020.

The Framework has been developed in consultation with the events, sports, arts and entertainment sectors and is consistent with World Health Organization, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, and Public Health Services advice.

It will be a living document and will be reviewed over time as the rules for mass gatherings and events are updated to reflect the changing COVID-19 situation in Tasmania.

The Framework will enable organisers hold an event under one of the following levels:

Level 1 (Required to complete an Events COVID-19 Safety Plan and implement the required public health measures.):

* Free moving indoor events can have up to 250 people

* Free moving outdoor events can have up to 1 000 people

* Seated indoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 500 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Seated outdoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 2 000 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 2 000 people in total

Level 2 (Required to complete an Events COVID-19 Safety Plan, implement the required public health measures and submit the Safety Plan to Business Tasmania for assessment):

* Free moving indoor events can have up to 500 people

* Free moving outdoor events can have up to 2 000 people

* Seated indoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 1 000 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Seated outdoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 5 000 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 5 000 people in total

Level 3 (Required to complete an Events COVID-19 Safety Plan, implement the required public health measures and submit the Safety Plan to Business Tasmania, which will coordinate with the Director of Public Health for approval):

* Free moving indoor events can have up to 1 000 people

* Free moving outdoor events can have up to 10 000 people

* Seated indoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 2 000 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Seated outdoor events can occupy up to 50% of seated capacity with a maximum of 10 000 people (including patrons, staff and performers)

* Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 10 000 people in total

* Consideration may be given to allowing one event to be held across multiple sites, each with up to 10 000 people, where the Events COVID-19 Safety Plan demonstrates that the event has been designed to minimise the risk of mixing of people between the physically distinct sites.

Importantly, events under all three levels of the Framework must still comply with existing density and physical distancing requirements (1.5 metres where practicable).

All events will also need to have an Events COVID-19 Safety Plan and organisers must show how they will meet the current COVID-19 safety requirements and restrictions.

Event patrons also have a responsibility to follow COVID-safe behaviours so we can keep on top of COVID to keep enjoying the events we love!

For more information, please visit the Business Tasmania website at www.business.tas.gov.au