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Function centres

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

Be COVID Safe. Stay in business.

Changes to seating arrangements effective Friday 23 October 2020

As of Friday 23 October 2020, function centres can increase the number of attendees sitting at a table from 10 to 30.

How many people are allowed

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


Venue Maximum capacity summary
Function centre

One person per 4 square metres of space.

No more than 30 people at a table.

Children count towards the capacity limit.

Some types of events held in a function centre, e.g. weddings, funerals, corporate events, have capacity limits in their Safety Plans that must be adhered to.

COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Under Public Health Orders all function centres 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 function centres
  • 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: 28 October 2020


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