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Controlled outdoor events

Resources and guidance to help you complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your controlled outdoor event.

How many people are allowed

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

 

Controlled outdoor events Maximum capacity summary
Attendance

Events in Greater Sydney must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space to a maximum of 2,000 people where attendees are assigned to a specific seat, or 500 people where attendees are allocated to a designated seating area. 

Events outside of Greater Sydney must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space to a maximum of 5,000 people where attendees are assigned to a specific seat, or 3,000 people where attendees are allocated to a designated seating area. 

Children count towards the capacity limits.

Note: ‘Greater Sydney’ means Greater Sydney as defined by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2021.

Singing

No more than 30 performers should sing indoors. There is no recommended cap on performers singing outdoors. All performing singers should face forwards and not towards each other, have physical distancing of 1.5m between each other and any other performers, and be 5m from all other people including the audience and conductor, where practical. In indoor areas, audience members should not participate in singing or chanting. 

 

COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Under Public Health Orders all controlled outdoor events must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

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

The organisers of controlled outdoor events should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

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 controlled outdoor events
  • 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

Related information

 

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