#Stay COVID Safe

Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy the Festival and stay safe. Please follow COVID Safe practices when attending Festival events.

#Remember to

Stay home if you are unwell

Stay home if you are unwell

Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain social distancing

Keep 1.5m between yourself and others. You may attend events in your social or household group. Keep distance between yourself and other attendees.

Wash your hands regularly

Wash your hands regularly

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitiser where provided.

Download the COVIDSafe app

Download the COVIDSafe app

Download and run the Federal Government’s official COVIDSafe app.

#Attending an event

COVID Safe messages

COVID Safe messages may be delivered before, during and after events. Listen out for information and follow the directions.

QR codes

Look for the QR code and register on arrival to events in public spaces.

COVID Safe signage

Look for COVID Safe signage and follow directions.


If an event space is crowded, stay away.

Feeling unwell during an event

If you become unwell during an event, locate event staff or first aid. In venues, approach a venue usher or staff member. In public spaces, locate a BF usher who will be wearing a BF t-shirt and lanyard.

Right to refuse

Businesses have the right to refuse service and must insist that anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms leaves the venue. This applies to events held in and around performing arts venues, as well as in public event spaces managed by Brisbane Festival.

Public Transport

Using public transport? Keep up to date with COVID Safe travel updates.

#Street Serenades

Street Serenades is operating under an approved COVID Safe plan. The safety of our artists and audiences is paramount.

Brisbane Festival is working closely with Queensland Health and operating under an approved COVID Safe plan. This includes controls to safely deliver all aspects of our program including Street Serenades.

What we’ll be doing

Setting up a perimeter at every performance location and an exclusion zone between audience and artist

Collecting information from all attendees for contact tracing

Managing social distancing with our Front of House team

Making sanitising and hand washing facilities readily available

Ensuring that the site environments are regularly cleaned and procedures are in place to mitigate risk

What you’ll be doing

Staying home if unwell

Checking in to the event via a QR code

Abiding by physical distancing requirements and sticking to your household groups

For cul-de-sac performances, only residents of the street are invited to attend this event

Data for contract tracing requirements will only be stored for the required time (currently 56 days), after which time it will be securely deleted. The data will only be made available to Queensland Health if requested.

Brisbane Festival is delivered under a COVID Safe plan. Our COVID Safe plan will be updated to align with the changing situation and our website will be updated with additional information over time.

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