Ticket sales for the Australian Open will be paused at 50 per cent of capacity where a session has not already sold to that level following an update of the event’s COVIDSafe Event Plan.
All tickets purchased to date remain valid, and no tickets will be cancelled or changed. There will be no changes to ground pass access.
Face masks will be mandatory for all patrons, except when eating or drinking, and the event will align with Victoria’s latest restrictions including a density limit of one person per two square metres for all indoor hospitality.
Ventilation will be improved in indoor areas of Melbourne Park, with HEPA filters to be installed in some spaces after a ventilation assessment is completed for the venue.
“These updates to arrangements for the Australian Open will mean that fans, players and the workforce can look forward to a terrific COVIDsafe event in Australia’s event capital,” said Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Jaala Pulford.
“Melbourne Park is the best place on the planet to watch the tennis and thousands of spectators will be able to experience the iconic Australian Open from Monday.”