COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR FESTIVAL OF BUSSELTON 2021
Information and advice on the COVID-19 coronavirus for attendees of the Festival of Busselton. COVID-19 restrictions and requirements have been implemented in accordance with government regulations for the 2021 Festival. The Festival of Busselton will remain compliant with all restrictions, which may alter at any time before or during the festival. We will keep audiences updated with any changes.
Western Australia is currently in Phase 4 of its response to COVID and the Festival of Busselton is planning to this; ensuring capacities are limited by the two square metre rule, adhering to requirements concerning improved cleaning, staff training and physical contact points. Further information from the WA Government on its phased COVID approach and current restrictions can be found here.
The Festival of Busselton has developed a COVID Risk Management plan to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19. These plans are in line with health advice and provide extra confidence to patrons and staff entering the festival locations. The safety of audiences, staff, volunteers, partners and suppliers is paramount.
The Festival of Busselton will:
1. Continue to update our events and processes according to the latest government recommendations and regulations.
2. Keep in touch with audiences to advise of any changes.
3. Provide adequate hand sanitiser and hand-washing facilities at all venues.
4. Ensure our staff and volunteers, and those of our venues, are trained on and follow COVID Hygiene and COVID Cleaning Practices.
5. Assign COVID Safety Marshals to Festival events to monitor and record behaviour and advise audiences of their obligations.
6. Reduce physical contact points between audience and staff/volunteers.
We ask guests to assist us with minimising risk by:
1. Staying home if unwell.
2. Practicing good hygiene by coughing into your elbow or tissue and washing hands correctly. Hygiene stations will be available at all Festival of Busselton events.
3. Maintain physical distancing according to the current government recommendations.
4. Downloading the SafeWA app prior to attending an event and scanning the QR code displayed at various points around event sites to assist with contact tracing.
5. Respecting festival and venue staff and volunteers, and fellow audience members, and following all instructions at the event.