COVID safety at ACF events 

Updated: 28/02/22

At the ACF, safety is our biggest priority when it comes to community events. As of the 28th February 2022 following government guidance we are now comfortable with all indoor and outdoor events moving forward. However we recommend that where possible groups opt for events that meet the definition of covid-safe listed below. Event Organisers will also need to review and comply with state COVID requirements.

We’re defining a covid-safe event as:

  • well-ventilated,
  • in an area where social distancing is possible,
  • ACF staff and supporters that attend events are (double) vaccinated.
  • if there is a chance that social distancing may not be possible, and follow best-practice mask-wearing guidance in your state.

If you are planning any events for the next 3 months please also plan an online alternative and reach out to your Organiser if you need assistance. ACF’s response to the COVID pandemic is based on guidance issued by Federal and State Governments and other relevant authorities. This guidance is subject to change so please ensure that you keep up to date with current guidelines and consider having an ‘online back-up option’ for events in the coming months.

Covid safe event requirements

Community Group events must be conducted in a COVIDSafe manner. Therefore, you need to follow the latest Government rules, and take reasonable measures to ensure the health and safety of attendees. If you or other participants don’t feel comfortable with attending or organising a physical event, consider online options such as Zoom.

You can find information on health and safety requirements in your state here:

Some other recommendations to make your events COVIDSafe:

1. Do not attend an ACF event if you feel unwell. Ask others not to attend if they feel unwell or are experiencing any COVID symptoms.
2. To avoid issues on the day, let all attendees know about safety requirements required in your state (for example: proof of vaccination or density limits) when you send invitations to the event.
3. Try to minimise the likelihood of attendees having to handle shared equipment, tools, and other items. If you are hosting a hands-on nature event like tree planting, ask participants to bring their own tools, gloves, and other gardening equipment. The event host should bring hand sanitiser to the event, should any attendee not have their own supply.

If you have questions or need support please reach out to your contact at ACF.

Externally organised events

ACF supports attendance at externally organised events and public events that abide by relevant state government restrictions.

It remains important that you check and confirm the location specific COVIDSafe requirements for an event prior to attending or promoting attendance and ensuring that the event organisers have the required plans and procedures in place.

If you have concerns contact ACF for advice.


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