Covid-19 and Event News

Published on Saturday 14 March

Already events in Sydney are being affected by Covid-19 but many are doing their best to keep you safe and keep going as usual.

Cancelled - The Royal Easter Show, The Sydney Family Show, Parramasala. Any event where the audience is likely to be over 500 will be cancelled from Monday.

A message from Darlinghurst Theatre

Our dancers are all warmed up and we’re so excited for our production of A Chorus Line.

We know there is considerable interest in the community around the containment of COVID19, and what it means for live performance venues across the country.

The health and safety of our artists, employees and guests is always our first priority, and we’re closely following the advice of the various medical authorities including the Australian Department of Health and NSW Health. Based on their current recommendations, performances will continue as scheduled in our small 200-seat venue. 

Out of an abundance of caution and care, we’ve stepped up our venue cleaning procedures. The auditorium is thoroughly cleaned following each show, including wipe down of high-touch surfaces like armrests and handrails with a hospital-grade disinfectant. Bathrooms, bar and dining areas are also cleaned at regular intervals before, during and after each performance. The current advice from the various health authorities is that good hygiene, including hand washing, is the best form of prevention. Hand sanitiser is also provided for use throughout the venue.

If you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath please stay at home.

A Message from Rockpool Dining Group

In response to the growing fears around the spread of COVID-19 we take this opportunity to reassure you - our guests, team members and suppliers - and share the proactive measures we are currently undertaking to protect everyone.

While we have always had rigorous health and hygiene practices at our restaurants, we have implemented precautionary measure to ensure that these environments are safe.

We are taking extra precautions to regularly disinfect public areas such as restrooms, door handles, front doors, tabletops and surfaces every hour. We have also placed hand sanitisers throughout all our restaurants, including entry points and bathrooms.

We also adhere to a strict wellness policy and have reinforced with our employees that they must stay at home if they are showing any signs of illness. Before returning, they will need a doctor's certificate to show that they are fit and healthy for work.

We will closely monitor the advice and recommendations from expert health organisations and act accordingly. In turn, we ask that you defer dining with us if you are showing any symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone with the virus.

The SpeakEasy Group have also announced similar assurances.