ICC Sydney Welcomes Sweeping Changes to NSW COVID-19 Restrictions

03 Dec 2020

Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue supports major easing of restrictions for corporate and live entertainment events

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) welcomes the overnight update from the NSW Government to ease COVID-19 restrictions from 7 December for corporate and live entertainment events with maximum capacity limits determined by the new one person per two square metres rule.

Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue is promptly reviewing the implications of the proposed public health order changes to its operational capacity and upcoming events schedule, including the number of attendees permitted in its Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre and Aware Super Theatre.

ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said ICC Sydney supports the state-wide easing of COVID-19 restrictions which is a welcomed confidence boost for the business events industry.

“The changes will move us much closer to freeing up the national market and bolster our ability to promote Sydney as a safe business events destination with confidence. We are awaiting the finer details of the public health order and will be documenting it with our clients to support their event execution.”

Donaghy continued, “We still have some way to go with the resurrection of international business which is vital to our full recovery. We remain focused on continuing to work with industry representative bodies to progress a long term recovery strategy for business events to ensure this remains on the agenda with decisions makers.”

ICC Sydney is currently open and running a range of in-person and hybrid events in line with the venue’s EventSafe Operating Guide which integrates parent group ASM Global’s rigorous Venue Shield program, while meeting NSW Government regulations.