COVID Safe at Artstate

As a conference provider, Regional Arts NSW is a registered NSW COVID Safe business which ensures that a COVID Safe plan is in place with every effort being made to create a safe event for all participants.

COVID Safe measures include a strict limitation to the numbers of delegates or audience members able to participate at any session. All venues have limited capacity in alignment with NSW Health guidelines and will incorporate a pre-booked ticketed seating plan that allows for appropriate social distancing between individual or group bookings. At the plenary sessions, delegates will be assigned their own numbered seat for the entire event and in other venues and sessions, seats will be quarantined for 24 hours between uses. All venues will have a clear sanitisation and cleaning protocol for both audience and production areas. At each venue, audiences will need to provide contact tracing information through various data collection techniques, including ticketed booking system or QR code scanners. Artstate delegates will receive morning tea and lunch provided in personal catering packs in single use packaging and there will be no buffet or servery available.

Artstate will, for the first time, be offering a Digital Pass option, that will provide live streaming of the Speakers Program plenary sessions, a selection of the breakout sessions and some elements of the Arts Program.

If a participant is feeling unwell, has visited or been in close contact with a visitor to a COVID hotspot, or has been diagnosed with or is awaiting the results of a test for COVID -19, they must not attend and are encouraged to contact the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Box Office by electronic means to arrange a refund and to alternatively purchase access a Digital Pass option.

Participants are encouraged at all venues to: ensure they have provided contact information, adhere to social distancing guidelines and markers, avoid mingling and congregating in foyers, bring their own drink bottles, practice good hand hygiene, bring their own mask, and consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.

Keep up to date with NSW Health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.