New protocols aim to instil confidence in Australia’s business events industry.
The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) today handed over a set of “CovidSafe Guidelines for Business Events” to the Federal Government, with the aim of enabling the sector to restart as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
BECA said while welcoming the Prime Minister’s three-step plan to reopen the economy, it was now seeking to work closely with officials “to ensure a robust and sustainable distinction” can be made between regular mass gatherings and highly organised and managed business events in controlled settings.
Vanessa Findlay, BECA Chair, said “clear industry guidelines for hygiene and safety will provide Government with the confidence to lift restrictions and for organisers to rebook and hold events as soon as possible”.
“We’re also working with individual State and Territory jurisdictions to ensure clarity and consistency across the country so that delegates can travel interstate to attend business events,” she said.
The guidelines are available online at businesseventscouncil.org.au.
More details in next week’s issue of Business Events News.