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COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities

A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government launched A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania to support event organisers to plan and hold larger-scale COVID-19 safe events.

Depending on the risk profile of the event, it will be classed as Level 1, 2 or 3, and different controls will apply depending on the level. These levels are defined on pages 7-13 of the Event Framework.

The Framework applies to gatherings that exceed the ordinary gathering limits, which permit up to 250 inside and 1 000 people outside.

100% capacity for seated events from 1 May 2021

Updated 29 April:

From 1 May 2021, Tasmania moved to allow 100 per cent of seated indoor and outdoor capacity for gatherings at cinemas, concert venues, theatres, places of worship, funeral homes, stadiums, and arenas.

Smaller venues with up to 250 seats can go up to 100% seated capacity without applying.

For venues and events with 250 people or more indoors and 1000 people or more outdoors, they must apply to increase to 100%.

For all venues holding events at 100% seated capacity, under changes to the public health directions, the following limits will apply:

  • In seated areas, the number of seats up to 100%, plus
  • In unseated areas such as the foyer, food and drink areas, toilets, etc, the number of persons equivalent to 1 per 2 square metres of the floor space.
  • Employees/performers/volunteers/service attendants do not count towards these numbers.
  • No face masks required at these events.

Maximum capacity and current gathering restrictions for all other premises and events remains unchanged.

To apply for 100% seated capacity, please click here

If your event does not exceed ordinary gathering limits

You must complete and adhere to a COVID Safety Plan. You must adhere to current  gathering restrictions. You do not need to register your event.

You must collect patron contact details for the purpose of enhanced contact tracing, using Check in Tas app.

If your event does exceed ordinary gathering limits

You must thoroughly read the Event Framework, complete and adhere to a COVID Safety Plan, and register your event for approval (more information on the approval process below).

You must collect patron contact details for the purpose of enhanced contact tracing, using Check in Tas app.

Support materials

We have a range of support materials to assist event organisers to hold a COVID safe event, and where applicable to register their event under the framework:

A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania

WorkSafe Events COVID-19 Safety Plan template

Guidance on Managing Events and Activities in a COVID-19 Environment

Community Event Guidance

Guide for Cultural and Creative Sectors

Frequently Asked Questions

Religious organisations and funerals capacity factsheet

Registration process

Register your Level 2 or Level 3 event here.

The Director of Public Health has requested that event organisers register Level Two and Three events and activities, as defined on pages 7-13 of the Event Framework, to ensure that:

  • organisers can be contacted immediately if circumstances change or if a person who attended is identified as a COVID-19 case following the event; and
  • police, emergency and health services are aware of the number and magnitude of upcoming events and can allocate resources accordingly.

Register your Level 2 or 3 event for assessment here. You will be notified of the outcome of this assessment within 21 days, unless further information is required.

Please review Frequently Asked Questions here, and if you have further questions please contact the team at Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email ask@business.tas.gov.au.