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Partner News: ICC Sydney: Top 8 Tips to plan an event during a pandemic

ICC Sydney has the support of NSW Health to operate at one-person per two square metres without a capacity limit in our Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre while running at 100 per cent capacity in our theatres.

With our EventSafe Operating Guide in place, the team remains ready to host association events safely.

Top 8 Tips to plan an event during a pandemic

  1. Select a safe destination

    Sydney has continually built upon its sound reputation as a safe destination and in recognition of our COVID safe measures, ICC Sydney holds an exemption to host conferences, in addition to exhibitions and live events by NSW Health.

  2. Understand local regulations

    The current NSW Health orders are Public Health (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings) Order 2021 and
    Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020.

    ICC Sydney’s internal COVID Taskforce monitors the health orders and translates their key impacts into our internal processes to ensure that all event delivery protocols are compliant with the regulations.

  3. Use the resources

    ICC Sydney introduced a range of enhanced measures across the venue to safeguard your wellbeing - the EventSafe Operating Guide.

  4. Access experts’ digital knowledge

    Our AV and event services teams have consistently adapted their knowledge to match the ever-evolving changes to health and safety regulations and they welcome your queries, as they plan your event with you.

  5. Plan for a smooth arrival

    ICC Sydney’s team has set up COVID safe arrival processes for your attendees including contact tracing and ensuring physical distancing.

  6. Scale event requirements to reflect regulations

    We work with you to accommodate your event using the current regulations to optimise your space, though we can scale your event capacity up or down.
  7. Diverse culinary options - all served safely

    ICC Sydney’s 2021 Menu Collection caters for all event requirements, delivered with a safety overlay as required in accordance with NSW Health regulations.
  8. Lean on our team for knowledge, flexibility and service excellence

    We take great pride in collaborating with clients to translate the latest regulations into event plans. Please contact a member of ICC Sydney’s team and we will assist you in producing a successful event, no matter the format.

To discuss your specific event plans, contact


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