Adelaide venues announce vax mandate for all visitors

Visitors to a swathe of major event venues in South Australia will have to be fully vaccinated to gain entry.

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Hindmarsh Stadium have all announced a vaccination mandate for visitors once the state’s borders open on November 23.

Up to 35,000 vaccinated people will be allowed into Adelaide Oval next month for the Ashes Test but will be required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking.

“Our job is to show absolute clarity to our patrons, to make sure people are comfortable and confident that when they come to the Adelaide Oval, it is a very covid-safe environment,” Stadium Management Authority’s chief executive Andrew Daniels told the ABC.

“I know we’re not going to please everybody, we’re not here to please everybody, we’re here to provide as safe an environment as we possibly can.”

Anyone found to have entered Adelaide Oval without a vaccination will be removed and will face a three-year ban.