Live Performance Australia (LPA), the peak body for Australia’s performance industry, has released a comprehensive set of COVID Safe guidelines to support arts and entertainment workers in anticipation of the reopening of venues and resumption of productions.
“As public health restrictions are eased in different states and territories, these guidelines will help the industry reopen, restart, and rebuild following the devastating impact of COVID-19.”– Evelyn Richardson, LPA Chief Executive
There are three guideline documents which refer to auditions, rehearsals, performances, and touring. They were developed through input from members of the live performance industry and reviewed by medical experts.
Evelyn Richardson, LPA Chief Executive, assured the public that the guidelines have been “[…] endorsed by an epidemiologist. LPA also consulted with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) on the three guideline documents.”
As part of their commitment to reducing community transmission, and protecting the industry’s workers and audiences, the LPA is working closely with state and territory governments to implement these guidelines and restart the live performance sector.
This announcement is a welcome sign of hope for thousands of workers who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Producers and performers are encouraged to become familiar with these documents as they plan for upcoming performances.
View the Guidelines for Auditions, Rehearsals and Performances here.
View the Touring Guidelines here.
View the updated version of the PAC Australia Guidelines for COVID Safe Theatres here.
Still don’t know when theater will be open in the US again.
I am most curious about Blumenthal- center of Charlotte’s theater. Charlotte Ballet cancelled Nutcracker. Don’t even know what tells us about Wicked- which is coming the same month.
Hopefully, Blumenthal opens up soon