As you may already be aware, the Federal Government has advised that all non-essential organised mass gatherings of more than 500 should be cancelled as of Monday March 16th.
While this is still a developing situation, we would like to take this opportunity to clarify what we can.
- The St Patrick’s Day celebration scheduled for Tuesday March 17th has been cancelled
- Tomorrow’s Nitro Circus event will go ahead as planned given it is not impacted by the Federal Government’s recommendation
- Other functions (such as conferences, lunches, corporate events) will proceed under the 500-person cap
- The AFL has determined that Round One games will go ahead but without spectators in stadiums. Only players, coaches, essential club officials, umpires, AFL match day officials, essential broadcast teams, media and required venue staff will be admitted. You can read the AFL’s full statement here.
- We have initiated additional health, safety and hygiene precautions over and above our regular standards
- We will provide ongoing information about specific events whenever we’re able to do so
Nitro Circus Event Details:
The following quote can be attributed to a Nitro Circus spokesperson:
“The Nitro Circus team arrived in Adelaide yesterday following two hugely successful shows and now can’t wait to get the show at Adelaide Oval underway. The safety and comfort of all Nitro Circus fans remains our top priority and we continue to recommend that members of the public follow government advice on hygiene best practices. These are challenging times but the whole Nitro Circus cast and crew are very much looking forward to presenting this incredible show tomorrow and putting some smiles on people’s faces.”
2.45pm – South Gate Open for VIP ticket holders
3.00pm – VIP Pre-show
4.00pm – Gates Open (South and North)
5.00pm – Show Starts
7.30pm – Show Finishes (approx)
Adelaide Oval will open a larger section of Level 5 Eastern Stand for this event to allow patrons to spread out. Additional health, safety and hygiene precautions over and above our regular standards include:
- The provision of precautionary information for both staff and patrons, with hand washing and other relevant health messaging displayed in bathrooms;
- Hand sanitiser will also be made available for both patron and staff use throughout the stadium;
- Additional attention is being given to the cleanliness of high traffic areas and touchpoints.
These measures are on top of the already rigorous occupational health and safety food procedures we have in place.