Victorian government updates COVIDSafe event plan for Australian Open

By on January 13, 2022 0

The COVIDSafe event plan for the 2022 Australian Open will be changed to help protect the health and safety of fans who frequent Melbourne Park from Monday.

Ticket sales will be halted at 50% capacity – when a session has not already been sold at that level.

All tickets purchased to date remain valid and no tickets will be canceled or changed. There will be no change to ground access

Face masks will be mandatory for all customers except for eating or drinking, and the event will align with Victoria State’s COVIDSafe settings. This includes a density limit of one person per two square meters for all indoor hospitality.

Ventilation will be improved in interior areas of Melbourne Park, with HEPA filters to be installed in certain spaces once a ventilation assessment is completed for the site.

As hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Victoria, these mitigation strategies are proportionate and designed to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Australian Open is a mainstay of Victoria’s major events calendar and provides a major boost to business in the state. The 2020 tournament drew 812,714 spectators and injected $ 387.7 million into the state’s economy.

Ticket holders for the first Grand Slam of 2022 will not only enjoy the tennis action on the court, but also plenty of entertainment, including a full lineup of live music, food and wine from the biggest names on the scene. Melbourne’s world-class restaurants and family-friendly activities.

The 2022 Australian Open begins on Monday January 17 and ends with the men’s final on January 30.

Commenting on the measures, Victoria’s acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Jaala Pulford said “these updates to the arrangements for the Australian Open will mean fans, players and the hand work can expect a great COVIDsafe event ”.

The 2022 Australian Open begins on Monday January 17 and ends with the men’s final on January 30.

Image: New NFT Art Balls will be used during the tournament. Credit: Australian Open.

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