International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has welcomed the industry’s inclusion in the New South Wales (NSW) Government’s roadmap to reopen and is preparing to welcome in person events back to the venue from mid-October.
According to the NSW Government Gazetted Health Order, 10 September 2021, conferences and exhibitions at ICC Sydney can return at one person per four square metres and entertainment events can return at 75% of their fixed seating capacity.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the team would be contacting its customers about their events and had been receiving vaccination certificates from its workforce for months.
“We have over 90 events in the diary from October through to Christmas and we’re contacting our customers to ensure they are able to proceed with a fully vaccinated workforce, event attendees, suppliers and contractors – everyone that will need to enter the venue.
“Our people are also keen to get back to doing what they do best, running extraordinary in person events, and have been sending in their vaccination certificates for some months before last week’s announcement,” Mr Donaghy said.
Through its internal COVID Taskforce, ICC Sydney has updated its EventSafe Operating Guide, which integrates NSW Government health regulations and parent group ASM Global’s rigorous Venue Shield program, and capacity charts.
“We’ve digested the details of the roadmap and the latest Health Order and we’re confident the team at ICC Sydney will be ready well before the reopening date is confirmed.