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Outdoor protests

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for an outdoor protest.

How many people are allowed

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


Outdoor protests Maximum capacity summary

Ensure the number of people does not exceed one person per 2 square metres of publicly accessible space to a maximum of 500 people in Greater Sydney and 3,000 people outside of Greater Sydney.

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

COVID-19 Safety Plans are mandatory

Under Public Health Orders all gatherings for outdoor protests must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Complete the plan in consultation with your workers and volunteers, then share it with them.

You 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 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 outdoor protests
  • 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 COVID Safe 

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register as COVID Safe.

Register as COVID Safe


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