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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.

Be COVID Safe. Stay in business.

Electronic check-in is mandatory from Monday 23 November 2020

From Monday 23 November 2020, patron check-in at cinemas, theatres, concert halls and drive-in cinemas must be completed using electronic methods  such as a QR  code.

The Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in is strongly recommended as a free, secure and convenient system, but any electronic method that meets the record keeping requirements can be used.

How many people are allowed

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

 

Venue Maximum capacity summary
Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, drive-in cinemas

One visitor per 4 square metres of space (excluding staff) or 50% of venue capacity (to a maximum of 1000).

The 50% capacity limit calculation can only be used for seated and ticketed events.

Children count towards the capacity limit.

Seated groups or individuals should be separated by 1–2 empty seats on both sides to support physical distancing. 


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


Last updated: 20 November 2020

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