Boost for major outdoor events as Tasmania’s reopening plan announced

Major outdoor events in Tasmania will be able to go ahead with larger crowds under latest announcement from Premier Peter Gutwein.

Gutwein announced a three-stage easing of Covid restrictions, saying they were “now in a position to start planning for larger events once again”.

“In collaboration with the sports, arts and events sector the Tasmanian Government has developed a framework for larger scale COVID-safe events which will enable organisers to apply to hold an event where patron attendance exceeds the current gathering restrictions under one of the following levels,” Gutwein said.

Organisers need to have a have a COVID-19 Safety Plan which includes a trace and track program for patrons and social distancing requirements.

“The major cups can go ahead, we can plan to have major music festivals … importantly, it provides a framework for the Sydney to Hobart to operate in as well,” Gutwein said.

“And for crowd sizes to be of a significant size in terms of Big Bash cricket and other sports over the summer.”

Level 1

Free moving outdoor events can have up to 1000 people

Free moving indoor events can have up to 250 people

Seated outdoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 2000 people

Seated indoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 500 people

Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 2000 people

Level 2

Free moving outdoor events can have up to 2000 people

Free moving indoor events can have up to 500 people

Seated outdoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 5000 people

Seated indoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 1000 people

Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 5000 people

Level 3

Free moving outdoor events can have up to 5000 people

Free moving indoor events can have up to 1000 people

Seated outdoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 10,000 people

Seated indoor events at 50% capacity can have up to 2000 people

Events with multiple separate areas or sites can have up to 10,000 people in total