Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ready to reopen

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is ready to reopen after getting the greenlight from health authorities.

GCCEC has received approval from the Gold Coast Public Health Unit to operate under its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

The plan covers all essential areas of operation including cleaning and hygiene, social distancing – with new floor plans, food and beverage service, training and record keeping.

The venue could potentially host up to 4500 visitors per day based on one person per 4 square metres. The arena that would normally hold up to 6000 now has a COVID safe capacity of between 1500 and 3000 people.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming business back to the Centre after months of getting the building and business COVID safe,” said Adrienne Readings, GCCEC’s general manager.

“We are confident in our plan and the processes that we have implemented to ensure the safety of all visitors to GCCEC.

“We’re in a unique position on the Gold Coast to be able to accommodate larger events such as graduations, conferences, meetings and dinners adhering to current distancing regulations.”