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Agricultural shows

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for an agricultural show.

Premier's update on restrictions

2 January 2021

Read the latest update on COVID-19 restrictions.

How many people are allowed

Full details are provided in the physical distancing section of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.


Agricultural show Maximum capacity summary

Capacity must not exceed one attendee per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space (excluding staff and volunteers) In Greater Sydney, indoor areas must not exceed one attendee per 4 square metres. The density limit does not apply if there are 25 attendees or less at the premises.

Children count towards the capacity limit.

Note: ‘Greater Sydney’ means Greater Sydney as defined by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020.

COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Agricultural shows must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan. 

Regional agricultural shows should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Complete the plan in consultation with show workers, then share it with them.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

You will need to have an up to date plan at your premises at all times and be able to show it to an authorised officer if requested.

Preparing COVID-19 Safety Plans for large events

To help businesses and organisations planning large events and gatherings, NSW Health has developed COVID-19 safety guidance for large events.

Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can either:

  • use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters for regional agricultural shows 
  • keep using your existing plan, if you have one, after making sure it includes all the items in the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan


Things to note:

Register as COVID Safe 

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register as COVID Safe.

Register as COVID Safe


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