Covid-19 Requirements at the Drill Hall

REGISTERING ATTENDANCE

A condition on entering the Drill Hall is the willingness of participants to register attendance.  The preferred option is using the Drill Hall QR Code.  If participants do not have a smartphone, a friend may register their attendance.  If this is not practical then the organiser should be asked about an alternative method of registration.

https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-safe-check-customers-faqs


CLASSES

All venues may move to the one person per 2sqm rule meaning classes of up to 51 participants (plus any instructors/assistants) may operate at the Drill Hall as long as the procedures in the COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN are followed.


THEATRE EVENTS

All events to revert to the 4 square metre rule (25 persons)

For Ticketed Theatre Events, where ticketholders are assigned to seating, tickets can be sold to 100% capacity of the theatre.  For the Drill Hall, this means an audience of 103 in the auditorium.  Physical distancing is still required and the COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN must be followed.

Non-ticketed events may operate if they can adhere to the one person per 2 square metre rule and the 1.5-metre physical distancing rule.  For the Drill Hall, this means a restriction of no more than 51 persons in the auditorium.  Procedures in the COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN must be followed.


What’s in the Covid-19 Safety Plan?

Byron Shire Council managed halls have reopened post based on the NSW Government’s Covid-19 Safety Plan for Community Centres and Halls.  The safety plan includes the following:

THEATRE EVENTS

  • The exclusion of staff, volunteers and visitors who are unwell or who have been in identified Covid-19 hotspots in the last 14 days.
  • Ensuring conditions of entry of the Drill Hall are on display.
  • All participants register their attendance. The preferred option is the use of the Drill Hall QR code but where this is not practical, alternative registration is provided.
  • Ensuring all touched surfaces are cleaned first with detergent and water, then with disinfectant, at the conclusion of any activity.
  • Ensuring capacity does not exceed the number allowed for the activity.
  • Ensuring that participants are aware of the 1.5 metres physical distancing rule and apply this where practical.
  • Ensuring there are no deliberate body contact activities.
  • Having strategies in place to manage gatherings that may occur immediately outside the premises.
  • Ensuring toilets have strategies in place to reduce crowding and promote social distancing.
  • The adoption of good hand hygiene practices. Ensuring hand sanitiser is accessible at the venue entry and elsewhere in the facility.
  • Ensuring bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.
  • Ensuring that where food is provided that one person be allocated to serve and this person should practise hand hygiene before and after service.
  • Reducing sharing of equipment where practical and ensuring equipment is cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use.
  • The regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for longer activities).
  • Making your staff aware of the COVIDSafe app and its benefits to support contact tracing, if required.
  • Ensuring cooperation with NSW Health if contacted in relation to a positive case of COVID-19 and notify SafeWork NSW on 13 10 50.

CLASSES

Classes of up to 51 participants can resume at the Drill Hall as long as the following procedures are followed.

  • If you are sick or feeling even slightly unwell please go home immediately and do not enter the Drill Hall.
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry and practise hand hygiene at all times.
  • All participants register their attendance. The preferred option is the use of the Drill Hall QR code but where this is not practical, alternative registration is provided.
  • The number of persons allowed in the Drill Hall at any one time is 25 class participants plus up to 5 instructors/helpers.
  • You still need to keep a social distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
  • Bring your own water bottle. In the interest of public health, the kitchen will usually be closed.
  • if you are involved in aerobic activities bring your own towel.
  • Bring your own equipment (where practical).
  • If equipment is shared it must be disinfected between users.
  • Any equipment kept at the Drill Hall must be disinfected before being stored.
  • Remember that the Covid-19 app, COVISSafe has been designed to speed up contacting people exposed to the coronavirus. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

The latest Covid-19 regulations as they apply to the Drill Hall can be found here

https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/covid-19-restrictions-to-ease-but-compliance-must-increase

The following links also provide information on COVID-Safe Plans required, although venue capacity numbers quoted are no longer relevant.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/industry-guidelines/community-centres-and-halls

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe/cinemas-theatres-concert-halls-drive-cinemas