COVID safety at the Geelong Outdoor Living Show

Being COVID safe is a shared responsibility, and it is our aim to ensure that you have a fantastic time while you are at the Geelong Outdoor Living Show, but we also want to ensure that you remain safe while you are there. The objective of this COVID safe guidelines is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of patrons, staff, contractors, volunteers, and the community.

The Geelong Outdoor Living Show, Team will continue to monitor the COVID situation and act in accordance with the advice of the Government and the Department of Health and Human Services.

A vaccination certificate will be required to attend the show. It’s a current Victorian Government requirement that all people over the age of 12 years and 2 months attending venues and events must be fully vaccinated.

COVID Safe Guide

  • Patrons Code of Conduct
    • Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell. Please do not come to our event until you are completely well and have a negative test result
    • Maintain Physical distancing from people outside your core social group. Keep at least 1.5 meters away from others
    • Avoid physical greetings i.e., handshakes, kisses, and hugs.
    • Avoid crowded places if an area seems congested stay away from that area.
    • Practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap and water, use hand santisiter that will be available onsite, cover coughs and sneezes
    • Follow the instructions of the COVID marshals and signage when on site
    • Ensure you scan COVID safe check in when entering an event site
  • General Information
    • COVID safe messages may be delivered before, during and after events. Listen out for information and follow directions
    • All messaging will be communicated by our website, social media, through commentary and signage on site at locations
    • If you have any questions, look out for one of our COVID marshals
  • COVID safe Check in
    • When entering an event site, all people will be required to provide contact tracing information by:
    • Scanning the QR upon entering the site
    • Provide details to be recorded on a hardcopy contact tracing form
    • Any person not providing their contact details will not be permitted to enter the site.
  • Cleaning
    • Event sites will maintain a high standard of cleaning including high touch point cleaning to reduce COVID risk
  • COVID Marshals
    • Each event site will have COVID marshals to help implement and monitor the sites COVID safe plan. All attendees will be required to follow the instructions of COVID marshals. If a COVID marshal requires assistance to mange an issue they will be assisted by the management team. A significant issue will be escalated to the Victorian Police to be handled.
  • COVID restrictions
    • The Geelong Outdoor Living Show will monitor current COVID-19 restrictions posted by the DHHS and information contained in the COVID safe plans will be updated to align with the changes.
  • COVID Plans
    • All actions and plans within this document have been developed with the aim of upholding the below best practice measures and mitigations to protect against COVID spread including:
      • EDUCATION: Training for staff, volunteers and participants in appropriate personal health, personal hygiene, and safe support in necessary functional areas.
      • DENSITY REDUCTION: Increasing venue space and encouraging appropriate physical distancing.
      • TOUCHPOINT MINIMALISTION: Reducing or removing points of interaction between staff, contracts, volunteers and participants/athletes.
      • SCREENING AND TRACING: Questionnaires and check in/out points for all persons at points of entry/exit. Where public spaces do not allow for immediate tracking, provide communication and incentives to check.
      • COMMUNICATION: Constant communication of best practices, limitations to access, and promoting alternative viewing experiences across all available platforms, including EDM, in person, signage, website, broadcast and social media.