COVID Safe

Due to the nature of COVID–19 and the risks it presents, our response will change to ensure consistency with current COVID regulations. Use of the Venue will be structured in response to both the current restrictions imposed by Government agencies together with the School’s own determinations as to how to operate its facilities safely for students, staff and others.

Site Access

Access to the school site is only permitted via GATE A and within these times:

Monday to Friday: 6:00pm – 12:00 midnight
Saturday: 7:00am – 12:00 midnight
Sunday: 7:00am – 12:00 midnight

Please note, that this is access to the school site, not the Performing Arts Centre. Customers accessing the School site outside of these times will be asked to leave. This is to allow an appropriate amount of time for various site users to remain clear of each other.

Responsibilities of the Venue

George Wood Performing Arts Centre must provide a safe environment for all its users. In its commitment to do this it will:

  • Immediately cease the hiring of the Venue on confirmation of a case of COVID-19 within all school facilities.
  • Staff the venue with a designated COVID-Coordinator, who will be the onsite contact person to provide assistance and supervision to ensure all aspects of the COVID Safe Plan are understood and attended to in a safe and intentional manner.
  • Give clear information as to the spaces and thoroughfares available to be accessed, the capacities permitted in those spaces and the appropriate use of those spaces.
  • Provide appropriate safety and capacity signage and sanitising equipment in all used areas and at all entries and exits.
  • Provide appropriate signage in relation to COVID-19 practices throughout the venue.
  • Ensure that there are suitable breaks between each clients use.
    Ensure that the venue has been cleaned and sanitised thoroughly prior to each clients use.
  • Communicate any changes that may occur in as timely a manner as is possible and assist with any changes as is appropriate.
    Temperature check all venue personnel on arrival.
  • The DHHS will make contact with us if a confirmed case has visited our venue whilst contagious. We will then provide DHHS with contact details (name and phone number) for staff, visitors and customers that engaged with the facility for more than 15 minutes at the given date and time.
  • Any person who is determined to be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to immediately leave the venue. Before exiting, they will be asked to wait in a holding room, where contact tracing details and temperature testing will be requested prior to leaving the site.
  • The Venue may be required to stop the event and close the venue immediately.
  • At the currently allowed 100% capacity, the Venue is capped at 895 patrons.

Expectations of Visitors

  • Where physical distancing (1.5m distance from others) cannot be maintained, we request that all patrons wear a mask, this includes in the auditorium, foyers and moving throughout the venue. Exceptions include children under 8 and people who have a medical exemption. Masks can be removed when consuming food, drink or medication.
  • If you have a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste or have you experienced one or several of these in the past 14 days, you are required to stay home and not attend the venue.
  • No person who is feeling unwell or is experiencing even mild symptoms – or who is awaiting a test result – is permitted on the School site.
  • Visitors to our venues must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption.
    • You will need to verify your vaccination status at the point of entry. Please download the Service Victoria app and link your COVID-19 digital certificate prior to arrival.
    • Alternate forms for vaccination status, including a medical exemption, can also be shown through a certificate in a smartphone wallet, or a printed copy of your certificate or immunisation history statement.
    • Children under 18 years old do not need to provide evidence.
    • Vaccination status will be checked by our team at the point of entry. Any abuse towards our team will not be tolerated and will result in you being denied access.
    • If you are unable to provide information about your vaccination status you will not be able to enter our venues.
  • Ticketing for all audiences is only available via eticks.com.au
    Tickets must be scanned as a condition of entry