Members are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest public health order through the NSW Government COVID-19 website
Regional Agricultural Shows
The NSW Government has announced that Regional Ag Shows can now start planning events scheduled for the new calendar year, with COVID safety conditions in development to allow attendance of up to 5,000 people at any given time within adherence of the one person per four square metre rule.
Safety measures will include social distancing at venues, controlled access at entry points throughout the show to minimise crowding, a limit to the number of attendees depending on venue size and the one person per four square metre rule.
Regional Ag Shows will be subject to the following conditions:
The number of people at the showground must be the equivalent to 1 person per 4 metres of space up to a maximum of 5,000 people.
The maximum number of people in any seated stadiums or grandstands:
- where admission is by way of ticketed assigned seating must not exceed 25% of seated capacity;
- where admission is unregulated must be the equivalent to 1 person per 4 metres of space;
- must not exceed a maximum of 5,000 people at any time.
The number of people in any indoor area must not exceed the number equivalent to 1 person per 4 metres of space at any time.
Organisers must develop and comply with a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addresses the matters required by the approved COVID-19 safety checklist for Regional Agricultural Shows. Organisers are also encouraged to use the Service NSW COVID Safe QR codes to enable safe management of crowd numbers and enable contact tracing.
Click here for a PDF of the COVID-19 Safety Plan for Regional Shows.
This exemption does not apply to any agricultural shows held in the Local Government Areas of greater metropolitan Sydney. For more information click here.
Guidelines and checklists for country shows will be available online at www.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19.
COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal - click here
The Government of South Australia provide a free 30 minute COVID-19 Marshal training course. Registration is open to anyone. (Be mindful that the Public Health Order regulations between South Australia and NSW are different) - click here.
NSW-Victoria Border - click here
ASC Framework for Rebooting Country Shows - click here
Attendance Register Template - click here
ASC Safety Plan Checklist COVID-19 - click here
Physical Distancing-Calculating Capacities - click here
Under Public Health Orders, you must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan for how your business will keep your customers and workers safe.
You can either:
Use the COVID-19 Safety Plan: major recreation facilities (including stadiums, showgrounds and racecourses) (PDF, 223.63 KB)
Develop your own plan.
You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.
New Recommendations for Community Sport from NSW Health 18 August 2020 - click here
Updated advice for the Community Sprot and Recreation Sector from the Chief Health Officer (Wednesday 19 Aug) - click here
Example of a COVID-19 Safety Plan for a Group Meeting held at a Showground - click here
Australian Government Department of Health - Head to Health
Volunteers and COVID-19
DPI Information on Animal movement and care
Support and Resources for families and individuals
Easing of COVID19 Restrictions impact on Crown Land Reserves
Steps to become a COVID safe business
Developing a COVID19 safety plan for your caravan park or camping ground
COVID-19 Safety Plan for Community Centres and Halls (effective 13 June, 2020)
Information about routine environmental cleaning and disinfection in the community
COVID-19 rental relief for Crown land lease and licence holders
Eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and endured financial losses during COVID-19 will be able to apply for rent relief from the NSW Government.
Business Application Form-
Not for Profit Application Form-
Sample COVID-19 Operational Resources
Click here - COVID-19 Event Management Checklist
Click here - COVID-19 Workplace Hygiene Practices factsheet
Click here - COVID-19 Sharing Plant, Tools & Equipment
Click here - COVID-19 Interacting with External Stakeholders/Public
Click here - COVID-19 Mail and Delivery Protocol
Click here - COVID-19 Social Distancing
Posters and Signage for Businesses
Below are links to THE Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP’s) COVID-19 Resources
- COVID 19 and Your Mental Health Podcast (https://www.crrmh.com.au/get-help-now/self-help-resources/podcasts/episode-special-covid-19-mental-health/)
- Blog – Its Grief and I am Feeling it To (https://www.crrmh.com.au/blog/its-grief-and-i-am-feeling-it-too/)
- Fact Sheet – Let’s Talk Building Social Connections (https://www.crrmh.com.au/content/uploads/Fact-Sheet_Lets-Talk_Building-Social-Connections_Web_Apr-2020.pdf)
- Factsheet – Let’s Talk Coping with Uncertainty (https://www.crrmh.com.au/content/uploads/Fact-Sheet_Lets-Talk_Coping-with-uncertainty_Web_Apr-2020.pdf)
- Factsheet – Let’s Talk Rural Adversity (https://www.crrmh.com.au/content/uploads/Fact-Sheet_Lets-Talk_Rural-Adversity_Web_Apr-2020.pdf)
The AALARA is the peak industry body for the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industries.
The AALARA’S Re-opening guide, COVID-19 Action Plan and Australia’s Three Step Framework to a COVID Safe documents, while targeting fixed amusement and attraction venues, may be useful for Shows to read and understand what is required to hold a COVID-19 safe Show.
The Australian Attractions COVID-19 Industry Plan June 2020 (First Edition)
The AALARA's Re-opening guide (1st Edition May 2020)
The AALARA's COVID-19 Action Plan
Australias Three Step Framwork to a COVID Safe