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Source: State of Tasmania Government

23 October 2020

Elise Archer, Minister for Arts

Today’s announcement of the development of a Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and activities in Tasmania, set to come into effect from 1 December, is great news for Tasmania’s cultural and creative sector.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our most loved arts, cultural and creative, community and sporting events have been cancelled or postponed during 2020.

Tasmanians have played a crucial role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 in our State and it’s because of this hard work we are now in a position to start planning larger events once again.

The Framework will enable event organisers and venues to apply to have greater numbers of attendees, with COVID safe requirements, as set out in three different event levels.

Events under all three levels of the Framework must still comply with existing density and physical distancing requirements.

All events will also need to have a COVID-19 safety plan to give patrons maximum confidence that they can attend arts and cultural events safely.

We all have a responsibility to keep on top of COVID-19, and the Framework provides a welcome roadmap towards re-opening our live performance sector again.

More details regarding the framework and the process to register and seek approval for events to take place will be made available in the coming week.  A fact sheet is available at coronavirus.tas.gov.au

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