COVID-19 Resources

Members are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest public health order through the NSW Government COVID-19 website

Agricultural Shows

Under Public Health Orders, you must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan for how your business will keep your customers and workers safe

Agricultural shows | COVID-19 Safety Plan | NSW Government

NSW Government's COVID Safe Agricultural Shows Communication Toolkit (25/2/2021) - click here

High Resolution Resources from the COVID Safe Agricultural Shows Communication Toolkit

  • Website/email copy to inform exhibitors, volunteers, trade and stall holders - click here
  • Social tiles to inform exhibitors and providers - click here
  • Website/email to inform general public - click here
  • Social times to inform general public - click here
  • Posters: COVID Safe behaviours - click here

Physical Distancing-Calculating Capacities - click here

Posters and Signage for Businesses

The COVID-19 safety guidance for large events aims to support organisers of large events and gatherings to prepare an Agricultural shows | COVID Safe | NSW Government

The main risk at a large event is the possibility of a person with COVID-19 attending. Risk increases depending on the person’s level of infectiousness and their actions, including how closely and how long they interact with others, either directly (person-to-person) or indirectly (through contaminated surfaces). This guidance aims to reduce these risks where possible.

COVID-19 safety guidance for large events | NSW Government

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan for an Agricultural Showclick here.

Two example Agricultural Show COVID-19 Safety Plans.

These plans are a starting point to assist Show Societies in completing their COVID-19 Safety Plans for their annual Show.

- Example One 

- Example Two

Under Public Health Orders, all pubs, clubs, small bars, cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, karaoke bars and casinos in NSW must complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan

Pubs, clubs, small bars, breweries, casinos | COVID Safe | NSW Government

All pubs, clubs, small bars, cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, karaoke bars and casinos must also register as COVID Safe.

The NSW Food Authority course for hospitality may be useful for food and beverage areas - click here for the free online course.

COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshal 

Agricultural Shows 2021 COVID Marshal Training Fee Free - click here to register or for more information.

The Government of South Australia provide a free 30 minute COVID-19 Marshal training course.  Registration is open to anyone. (Be mindful that the Public Health Order regulations between South Australia and NSW are different) - click here.  

ASC Framework for Rebooting Country Shows (updated 30 November, 2020) - click here

Attendance Register Template - click here

ASC Safety Plan Checklist COVID-19 (updated 30 November 2020) - click here

Information about routine environmental cleaning and disinfection in the community

Travel to and from NSW

Volunteers and COVID-19

Support and resources for families and individuals

Steps to become a COVID safe business

Developing a COVID19 safety plan for your caravan park or camping ground

COVID-19 Safety Plan for Community Centres and Halls

Crown Lands

Easing of COVID19 Restrictions impact on Crown Land Reserves

COVID-19 rental relief for Crown land lease and licence holders

Eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease or license Crown land and endured financial losses during COVID-19 will be able to apply for rent relief from the NSW Government.

Media Release-

Qualification Form-

Business Application Form-

Not for Profit Application Form-

The AALARA is the peak industry body for the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industries

The AALARA’S Re-opening guide, COVID-19 Action Plan and Australia’s Three Step Framework to a COVID Safe documents, while targeting fixed amusement and attraction venues, may be useful for Shows to read and understand what is required to hold a COVID-19 safe Show.

The Australian Attractions COVID-19 Industry Plan 2020 (Fourth Edition)

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Latest news

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