Monash University Performing Arts Centres COVIDSafe Plan
Monash University Performing Arts Centres are COVIDSafe venues.
We follow the health advice and guidelines of the Victorian Government and Monash University’s COVIDSafe Plan in order to provide the safest environment for our staff and visitors.
In order to achieve this, Monash University Performing Arts Centres have introduced number of measures.
What we're doing
Seating arrangements and people movement plans
Patrons will be seated in line with physical distancing requirements and density quotients to ensure comfort and safety.
Auditoriums will be opened earlier and exits will be staggered post events to reduce congestion in our foyers.
We have separate entry and exit points and one-way traffic wherever possible.
Enhanced daily cleaning regimes
Monash has increased cleaning of all campuses and sites, and incorporated additional day time cleaning of all common high-touch surface areas.
The University’s HVAC systems have been adjusted to maximise the fresh air uptake to buildings and filter systems are regularly maintained to ensure effective filtration.
Hand washing facilities and sanitiser provided
Adequate soap and paper towels/hand dryers are available in all bathrooms.
Monash University has deployed readily available hand sanitiser stations across all its campuses and buildings.
Ticket holder contact tracing
Contact details will be collected at the point of purchase and confirmed at the event for contact tracing.
Contactless payment is preferred. Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases.
Monash University Performing Arts Centres staff have undergone comprehensive training in COVIDSafe best practice.
How you can help
Stay home if you are unwell
Please stay home if you have even the mildest cold or flu-like symptoms. are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas travel in the past 14 days or visited an exposure site or a hotspot area.
Rest assured you will be entitled to a full refund in these circumstances.
Please make sure you adhere to physical distancing requirements. Signs and floor markings have been installed in all areas to assist you.
Wear a mask
Please make sure you bring your own mask to wear in our venues. Your mask must remain on at all times including during the performance. If you forget your mask, we will have single-use masks available.
Practise good hand hygiene
At regular intervals make use of the handwashing facilities and sanitiser provided to ensure you are maintaining good hand hygiene.
Contact details are up-to-date
If booking for a group make sure you have the contact information of your guests in advance and have their permission to share it.
For up-to-date information relating to how Monash University is responding and continuing to operate during these current restrictions, please visit: www.monash.edu/news/coronavirus-updates
For more information, you can visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Victoria Government Coronavirus Hotline on: 1800 675 398 (24 hours), choose option 0 for translating and interpreting services.
Call 000 for emergencies only.
BEHIND THE CURTAINS
How we are keeping our performers and crew COVIDSafe
All cast and crew complete a COVIDSafe Induction to ensure everyone understands COVIDSafe principles, expectations and procedures that are specific to our venues.
All cast and crew register their details as per contact tracing requirements.
Stay Home if Unwell
All cast and crew are to stay home if unwell.
Space Capacity Limits
There are specific capacity limits in all of our work spaces, including the stage based on relevant density quotients, distancing requirements or set limits.
Physical distancing is to be observed where possible in all of our work areas, including on stage. Where physical distance is not possible, other control measures are in place such as wearing masks, workforce bubbles and increased personal hygiene.
When physical distance is not able to be maintained, masks are to be worn except where there is a lawful reason not to wear a mask such as where the nature of a person’s work means that clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential, or the work cannot be safely undertaken while wearing a mask, or the person is engaged in strenuous activity.
Specific movement plans are in place in all areas of our venues to encourage one-way people movement where possible.
Additional signs have been installed throughout all work areas with COVIDSafe reminders such as capacity limits, hygiene and physical distancing.
All shared and public spaces are cleaned prior to each day the venue is in use. Specific protocols are in place for cleaning of equipment, props as well as high-touch work surfaces.
Hand sanitiser stations are installed in high traffic and high touch areas.