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Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, drive-in cinemas

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan, register and stay in business.

Electronic check-in is mandatory

Patron check-in at cinemas, theatres, concert halls and drive-in cinemas must be completed using electronic methods  such as a QR  code.

Learn more about electronic check-in guidance and QR codes.

How many people are allowed

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

 

Venue Maximum capacity summary
Theatres and concert halls

Capacity must not exceed 75% of seated capacity if ticketed and seated, OR one person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space.

Children count towards the capacity limit.

Indoor and outdoor cinemas

Indoor and outdoor cinemas can have 100% of seated capacity if ticketed and seated.

Children count towards the capacity limit.

 


COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Under Public Health Orders all cinemas, theatres, concert halls and drive-in cinemas must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Businesses should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Complete the plan in consultation with staff, 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.


Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can either:

  • use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters for cinemas, theatres, concert halls and drive-in cinemas
  • 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 a COVID Safe business

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

Register as a COVID Safe business


 

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