The District 9705 Board recommends that clubs in our district decline attendance at meetings for eligible people who are not fully vaccinated.

The guidance of the ACT Chief Heath Officer should be followed by all Clubs in the ACT, and the guidance of the of the NSW Government for all NSW Clubs. 

The major points are summarised below.  The full text of the guidance for each jurisdiction can be found at https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid19-restriction-checker/gatherings-and-work/. These guidelines may change and it is the Club's responsibility to stay abreast of, and remain compliant with, current guidelines.

 

In the ACT -

Organised Events (Outdoor and Indoor)

  •   All organised events must develop a COVID Safety Plan.
  •   The COVID Safe Event Checklist (for events up to 2,000 people) is available for use and once completed is regarded as the Event COVID Safety Plan.
  •   Density limits of one person per two square metres will apply for all indoor spaces (exc staff).
  •   Events over 1,000 people must be ticketed or pre-registered (smaller events must use Check in CBR)
  •   Events of between 1,000 and 2,000 people must submit their COVID Safety Plan to ACT Health.
  •   Events and gatherings greater than 2,000 people must seek an exemption, in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Guidance.
  •   Density limits may need to be applied to larger events being held in outdoor spaces.
  •   No capacity limits on the size of events that will be considered for an exemption, but event organisers must work closely with ACT Health and other relevant ACT Government agencies in the development of event COVID Safety Plans.

COVID-19 Safe outdoor public gatherings 

A COVID-19 safe outdoor public gathering is an outdoor public gathering where the organiser: 

  • has and complies with a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addresses the matters required by the approved COVID-19 safety checklist and 
  • keeps a copy of the COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • COVID-19 Safety Plans are required if more than 1000 people attend an outdoor gathering

  • makes a copy of the COVID-19 Safety Plan available to an authorised officer or a police officer as requested.

In NSW -

Masks, COVID-19 Safe Check-in, and vaccination evidence

Masks

All people over the age of 12 must wear a face mask: 

  • in indoor areas (e.g. while shopping, when at a library) 
  • in indoor areas of common property of apartment buildings 
  • at a public transport waiting area  
  • while on public transport 
  • if you are working at a hospitality venue and dealing directly with members of the public 
  • on an aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW and in the airport.

Exemptions are available. Learn more about face mask rules

COVID-19 safe check in

Occupiers of premises are required to continue to take reasonable steps to ensure people can check-in or provide their contact details to when they enter your premises. 

If you are entering a premises where check-in is required, you must:

  • check in with the Service.NSW app
  • provide your details to the occupier of the premises.

Learn more about COVID-19 Safe Check-in.

Vaccination evidence

Vaccination evidence includes:

  • an online immunisation history statement
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • presenting your COVID-19 digital certificate via the Service.NSW app
  • an email or other document (printed or electronic) from the Department of Home Affairs that confirms you have completed an Australia Travel Declaration and you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 overseas

  • a medical exemption, which includes either:
    • a medical contraindication certificate or
    • a medical clearance form.

A person who is required to be fully vaccinated to enter premises must:

  • Carry their vaccination evidence
  • Produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer or authorised officer.

If you are required to be fully vaccinated to enter a premises, you may be asked to produce your vaccination evidence by the occupier. We encourage you to comply with an occupier’s request.

You do not have to produce your vaccination evidence to the occupier, however, the occupier may refuse entry to you if you do not produce your vaccination evidence.

People who provide an emergency service are able to enter premises if they are not fully vaccinated and are at the premises to provide an emergency service.