Sydney’s theaters have issued a joint statement on the Covid precautions they comply with – BoilingNews

Most of Sydney’s theaters have teamed up and issued a joint statement announcing that all theaters will continue to operate with certain Covid-Safe rules in place to keep audiences, staff and artists safe.

These rules will be consistent across all theater venues and include that all visitors must be fully vaccinated (except persons under 16 years of age) until 31 January 2022. Wearing masks will also continue to be mandatory while in the theater’s auditoriums and indoors intervals (except when eating and drinking).

That announcement reads: “We recognize the persistent risk posed by Covid-19 and are committed to operating in a manner that ensures the safety and well-being of all our stakeholders.”

“As a collective of theaters operating in Sydney, we believe that coherence across theaters provides certainty and security for our artists, audiences, staff, partners, donors, funding sources and other stakeholders, which is beneficial to the sector as a whole, as well. as individual theater companies and producers, both large and small. ”

The theaters that co-signed the agreement on December 10 and uphold these rules include: Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir St Theater, Darlinghurst Theater, Ensemble Theater, Flight Path Theater, Griffin Theater, Hayes Theater Co., Kings Cross Theater, NIDA, Red Line Productions, Seymour Center and Sydney Theater Company.

The Lyrical Theater, where the hit musical Hamilton currently occurring is not part of this statement. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter this theater, but mask wearing is still mandatory for all patrons over the age of 12.

The newly opened Royal Theater was also not part of the joint statement, but nevertheless issued its own announcement, in which they said that all ticket holders for the rest of this round Sharp little pill are required to be double vaccinated (if they are over 16), wear mask (if they are over 12) and check in via QR code.

As of December 15, the state government lifted almost all existing restrictions, including wearing masks at indoor venues, QR code check-in at venues and the requirement that people must have double plugs to get into any unnecessary business. However, this date coincided with an unprecedented increase in Covid cases in NSW, associated with the presence of the highly contagious new Omicron variant.

Without government mandates, companies have been left to fend for themselves in terms of what health measures they maintain. It’s encouraging to see these art sites, which are part of one of the pandemic’s hardest hit industries, take steps to ensure we can still go out as safely as possible. After all, all we want for Christmas is a summer without the existential fear.

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