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Community centres and halls

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your community centre or hall.

Be COVID Safe. Stay in business.

How many people are allowed

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

 

Community centres and halls Maximum capacity summary
Attendance One visitor per 4 square metres of space (excluding staff). Children count towards the capacity limit.
Gatherings with specific limits

Weddings: 300 guests, or one guest per 4 square metres indoors and one guest per 2 square metres outdoors for a wedding service, whichever is less. Children count towards the capacity limit.

Funerals, memorial services and gatherings after such events:  300 attendees, or one attendee per 4 square metres, whichever is less. Children count towards the capacity limit.

Corporate events: 300 people or one person per 4 square metres of space (excluding staff), whichever is less. Children count towards the capacity limit.

Group activities A maximum of 20 participants, plus the instructor or facilitator and any assistants, at any group activity such as yoga classes or group counselling sessions, in a space that complies with one person per 4 square metres.

 

COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Under Public Health Orders all community centres and halls must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Community centres and halls 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 community centres and halls
  • 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 your business as COVID Safe.

Register as a COVID Safe business


Last updated: 1 December 2020

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