COVID SAFE_

BEING COVID SAFE AT GERTRUDE STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL

We have planned an amazing Gertrude Street Projection Festival to share with you in 2021, but one of the most important parts planning this year’s event has been ensuring it is COVIDSafe. 
 
We’ve developed our a COVIDSafe plan in accordance with the Public Events Framework* (*GSPF is classified as a Tier 2 event within this framework) issued by the State Government of Victoria. 
 
But no matter how rigorous our health and safety planning is, we can only succeed with the assistance and cooperation from all who attend our event. By working together, we can ensure we stay open and enjoy a safe and happy festival.
 
Being COVIDSafe is everyone’s responsibility, this includes GSPF staff, volunteers, artists and public attending this year’s festival. So before you visit Gertrude Street to view our 2021 program, please review and follow our Four-Step COVIDSafe plan when at the festival.  

GSPF’s FOUR-STEP COVIDSAFE PLAN


1. MAINTAINING PHYSICAL DISTANCING TOGETHER


YOU WILL

  • maintain 1.5 metres between yourself and others at all times

  • follow the signs - there will be signage and footpath markings to guide you along the street 

 
WE WILL

  • adhere to strict attendance capacities as outlined by the government

  • actively remind everyone to maintain physical distance

  • maintain 1.5 metres between ourselves and others at all times
     


2. CLEANING & HYGIENE


YOU WILL

  • practice good hand hygiene: wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser

  • sneeze or cough into your elbow

  • collect and safely dispose of your own rubbish

 
WE WILL

  • have hand sanitising spray at each cross street with our volunteers

  • wear masks when we cannot maintain 1.5m social distancing

  • Use other personal protective equipment (PPE) while cleaning

 

3. CONTACT TRACING
Contact tracing is a process of gathering information about the people who someone with coronavirus (COVID19) has had contact with, and locations the person has been when they are infectious. (From Victoria State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services)
 
YOU WILL

  • register your arrival at the festival through the Service Victoria App by scanning the QR code found on signage at entry points and tram stops.  (https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in/)

  • consider downloading the Federal Government’s official COVIDSafe App (we kindly recommend, but do not enforce, this step)

 
WE WILL

  • Check you have registered and if you are unable to use the QR code take your name and phone number when you arrive.

  • Provide you with a checked in lapel sticker so all our staff and volunteers know you have checked in
     

 
4. AWARENESS AND CARE
 
YOU WILL

  • carry a mask with you at all times

  • wear a mask when you cannot maintain 1.5m distance from other community members

  • stay at home if you feel unwell and organise to get officially tested. No matter how mild your symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath) you are doing the best for our community by staying at home.

  • follow our COVIDSafe directions

 
WE WILL

  • refuse entry to anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms and insist they leave. This is our legal right as event holders and community members.

  • answer any questions you may have. Our safety rules may be stringent, but we are very friendly and willing to help!
     

 
Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2021 is delivered under a COVIDSafe Plan, with guidance from the Victorian State Government and an independent risk assessor.


This COVIDSafe Page will be updated if and when circumstances change, and these changes will be reflected on this page with additional information for your safety.