NSW Health updated advice regarding music at non-food markets
In accordance with advice from the Chief Health Officer, NSW Health recommends:
- A small group of up to 5 people may sing together in a large well ventilated (preferably outdoor) area if all singers face forwards and not towards each other, have a physical distancing of 1.5 metres between each other and any other performers and 5 metres from all other people including the audience an conductor.
- Players of non-reeded woodwind instruments (such as flutes and recorders) should maintain a physical distance of 3 meters from others in the direction of air flow, and 1.5 metres in all other directions.
- Players of all other instruments (including reeded woodwind instruments) should maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres between each other and the audience/conductor.
- Ensembles and other musical groups should rehearse and perform outdoors or in large, well-ventilated indoor spaces.
How many people are allowed
Full details are provided in the physical distancing section of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.
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One customer per 4 square metres of space.
Check venue capacity limits.
COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory
Under Public Health Orders all non-food markets including artisan, clothing and craft markets, must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Non-food markets 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 non-food markets including artisan, clothing and craft markets
- keep using your existing plan, if you have one, after making sure it includes all the items in the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Things to note:
- If you complete the plan online it will take 30 to 45 minutes and must be completed in one session.
- You may need to review current NSW Health guidance on the following areas before completing your plan:
- Also ensure COVID-19 Safety Plans are in place, where relevant, for:
- restaurants and cafes (for kiosks or food service venues).
Register as a COVID Safe business
If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register as COVID Safe.
Last updated: 21 October 2020