VAPAC Releases Guide to Re-opening Performing Arts Centres
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The VAPAC Executive has been working with Members, State and National peak bodies and agencies to develop a set of principles and guidelines to map a safe path to welcome audiences, producers and hirers back into venues.
A Safe Guide for Re-Opening Performing Arts Venues was released on 15 June and is already on its third version (last updated 21 June). Guidelines have been formulated in accordance with the following considerations –
They have been designed to be readily implemented and scalable to the resources available.
They aim to mitigate risk and provide venues and staff with certainty regards COVID Safe operations.
They provide a consistent message and benchmarking for Local Government, Audiences, Hirers and other Stakeholders regarding COVID Safe operations in venues.
The COVID-19 environment will entail a gradual and phased process of return to operations requiring us to manage risks and physical distancing for sometime.
Health and Safety is a critical factor for audiences considering returning to performing arts venues.
VAPAC have sought legal advice and referenced Government guidance where appropriate.