COVID-19

Covid safe Event

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As part of their ongoing commitment to protecting your health and safety whilst at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, the PCEC have introduced a range of enhanced measures across the venue to safeguard the wellbeing of all attendees and exhibitors. 

Measures include:

Contact Tracing

PCEC complies with the WA Government mandatory contact tracing requirement including the SafeWA app scanning of venue QR codes or manual attendee lists.
QR codes are displayed throughout the PCEC as well as manual contact tracing lists at the information desk and main registration desk.

Social Distancing

PCEC complies with all directions and requirements stipulated by the WA State Government. As at 3 May 2021, this includes:

  • Riverside Theatre 100% capacity
  • All seated events 75% capacity
  • All standing events including exhibitions 50% capacity/2sqm ruling

Pending further WA State Government updates, some restrictions remain until 12.01am, Saturday 8 May, including masks are to be worn at all times when you leave your home (some exceptions apply).

For up to date information, please click here.

Cleaning & Hygiene

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting the health and safety of our guests, PCEC has introduced the following measures:

  • All staff have completed “introduction to infection control” training
  • Promoting good hand hygiene throughout restrooms
  • Sanitising stations implemented throughout the venue
  • Increased cleaning and sanitisation of common contact surfaces and “high touch” areas
  • Use of protective gloves for tasks that require staff to use their hands – hygiene gloves are worn for all food handling activities

For further information, please refer to PCEC’s COVIDSafe Principles & Hygiene Management Policy here.

Travelling from interstate

Understandably, COVID restrictions are a concern across Australia. However, with borders open and optimism growing, the conference landscape is changing.

 We expect you to be able to explore the latest innovation in person in Perth. If you are prevented from travelling to Perth due to the Western Australian border being closed to you or the Western Australian State Government imposing quarantine restrictions on you, your access is assured through an online option which will be made available if your travel is restricted. This online option will provide live stream viewing of the main aspects of the conference, a virtual walk around the exhibition and an opportunity to network with those at the Event. Should you require the online option we will provide a 25% refund of the ticket price.

 If these government restrictions prevent your attendance at the Event and you do not choose to take up the online option, you may either:

  • Receive a refund of your Purchase Items less a 5% administration fee, or
  • Transfer your delegate registration and other items to another person.
 Please see the full Terms and Conditions of Purchase here.
 

Important updates

As of 08 March, 2021

Travellers into Western Australia from Australian states rated Low Risk to Very Low Risk by the WA State Government are subject to the following conditions:

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
  • Travellers from very low risk states and territories are not required to quarantine.
  • Travellers from a very low risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person from the higher risk classification and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

It is the responsibility of each traveller to keep up to date with WA’s border arrangements; please click here to view the latest requirements before embarking on your travel.

To help promote the safety of all patrons, the following measures in regards to hygiene and safe food practices will be adopted:

  • Implementation of sanitizing stations at high-touch points; event entrances, catering areas, stages, main aisle intersections and on large stands.
  • Additional cleaning services to ensure high-contact areas are being sanitized on a regular basis:
    • Cleaning of hand rails,
    • Cleaning of ticket box windows and ledges.
    • Cleaning of ticket scanning stations and registration equipment (keyboards & touch screens).
    • Replenishment of restroom consumables (soap/paper towels).
    • Cleaning of catering area tables and seating.
    • Cleaning of feature areas including the sanitisation of microphones, lecterns and handheld microphones.
  • Installation of prominent health and hygiene signage requesting that all patrons clean their hands as they enter the event.
  • Promotion of public health and hygiene messaging shared with all patrons in pre-event communications. Messaging will state that if patrons are feeling unwell, they should refrain from attending the event and to seek medical advice.
  • Appointment of onsite First Aider and onsite medical support.

 As further instruction becomes available we will continue to update our plan.

If you are exhibiting at Austmine 2021, we suggest you consider implementing further measures to reduce risk for and amongst your team:

  • Where possible avoid physical greetings and contact (handshakes)
  • Encourage the regular washing of hands.
  • Avoid activities that could promote the transfer of germs such as communal confectionary bowls and lolly giveaways.
  • Ensure all surfaces and products being frequently touched are being wiped down regularly.
  • Have a supply of tissues, sanitiser and disinfectant wipes available on stands.
  • Ensure ETF is notified immediately if any member of your team feels unwell. Insist staff that are unwell to remain at home.

ETF encourages the community to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation as standard to reduce exposure to and the transmission of COVID-19 including:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Avoid hand-shaking and maintain distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. If you have a fever, cough and or difficulty breathing, please seek medical care.
  • Avoid the consumption of raw or under cooked animal products.

If you do not feel well, please do not travel and do not attend the event.

You do not need to wear a mask to this event if you are healthy. While the use of masks can help to prevent transmission of disease from infected patients to others, masks are not currently recommended for use by healthy members of the public for the prevention of infections like COVID-19.  

Please find below further relevant resources and links:

The Australian Government Department of Health are actively monitoring the COVID-19 and providing daily updates via their website: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Basic protective measures against the virus: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Australian Government Department of Health’s isolation guide: https://health.govcms.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance

Alternatively, please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

We will keep you informed on any further developments as the event approaches. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.