COVID-19

All the major venues, events and organisations that have announced vaccination mandates

A number of major SA venues have today announced vaccination mandates for attendance to their venues including Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Adelaide Oval.

Several major SA companies and businesses have announced they are implementing a COVID vaccination mandate for those wanting to attend their venue, event or staff working.

Adelaide Oval was one of the first, with Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Safari Park, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Coopers Stadium and Adelaide Convention Centre following. More venues and events continue to announce vaccination mandates including the Adelaide Fringe.

As well as this, all staff and volunteers who work in a school or childcare setting will have to prove to be vaccinated by December 10 (first dose) with a plan in place for a second dose for early 2022.

See the full list of venues, events and organisations that have announced vaccination mandates below.

ADELAIDE OVAL

From Tuesday 23 November, all visitors entering Adelaide Oval for any reason must be double vaccinated if they are aged 12 and over. 

Proof of double vaccination will be required of all game and event day patrons, all functions and events guests, all visitors to the stadium, all RoofClimb and Adelaide Oval Tours participants, as well as all suppliers and contractors. 

Those with an official medical exemption will need to show their certificate of exemption and provide a recent negative test result no older than 72 hours. 

Find out more here.

ADELAIDE ZOO 

COVID-19 vaccinations mandates are required for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors at Adelaide Zoo from Wednesday December 1, 2021 until Monday January 31, 2022 when Zoos SA will reassess the situation.  

The vaccination mandate is a requirement of any visitors aged 16 and over to have had two COVID-19 double vaccinations (or have an official exemption). 

They announced the mandate was essential to protect the wellbeing of guests and wildlife.

Find out more here.

MONARTO SAFARI PARK

COVID-19 vaccinations mandates are required for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors at Monarto Safari Park from Wednesday December 1, 2021 until Monday January 31, 2022 when Zoos SA will reassess the situation.  

The vaccination mandate is a requirement of any visitors aged 16 and over to have had two COVID-19 double vaccinations (or have an official exemption). 

They announced the mandate was essential to protect the wellbeing of guests and wildlife.

Find out more here.

ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Adelaide Venue Management (AVM) has made the decision to make the Adelaide Entertainment Centre a fully vaccinated venue as a result of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the introduction of the new Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) model within South Australia from next week (Tuesday, 23 November, 2021).

Effective Tuesday, 23 November, 2021, all persons aged 16+ entering the venue, including staff, will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to gain entry. 

To gain entry, patrons will need to show their COVID-19 Digital Certificate on their smart device OR provide personal photo identification and printed immunisation certificate.

Any person with an official medical exemption will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test result for the 72 hour period prior to seeking entry and full exemption details. Venue bans apply for non-compliance. 

Find out more here.

ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE

As another venue managed by Adelaide Venue Management (AVM), Adelaide Convention Centre will become a fully vaccinated venue as a result of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the introduction of the new Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) model within South Australia from next week (Tuesday, 23 November, 2021).

Effective Tuesday, 23 November, 2021, all persons aged 16+ entering the venue, including staff, will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to gain entry. 

To gain entry, patrons will need to show their COVID-19 Digital Certificate on their smart device OR provide personal photo identification and printed immunisation certificate.

Any person with an official medical exemption will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test result for the 72 hour period prior to seeking entry and full exemption details. Venue bans apply for non-compliance. 

Find out more here.

HINDMARSH STADIUM

As the third venue managed by Adelaide Venue Management (AVM), Hindmarsh Stadium will become a fully vaccinated venue as a result of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the introduction of the new Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) model within South Australia from next week (Tuesday, 23 November, 2021).

Effective Tuesday, 23 November, 2021, all persons aged 16+ entering the venue, including staff, will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration. Proof of vaccination will be required in order to gain entry. 

To gain entry, patrons will need to show their COVID-19 Digital Certificate on their smart device OR provide personal photo identification and printed immunisation certificate.

Any person with an official medical exemption will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test result for the 72 hour period prior to seeking entry and full exemption details. Venue bans apply for non-compliance. 

Find out more here.

BIRD IN HAND

Bird in Hand was one of the first venues to announce their vaccination policy, which came into effect on November 15. Bird in Hand Winery are not allowing anyone onto the property who has not received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Addressing the situation in a Facebook post, the winery spoke on how it will help those in other Australian states as well as the industry as a whole. 

“To protect the health and wellbeing of our family, staff, guests, and the wonderful Bird in Hand community, we intend to be a completely vaccinated Winery by November 15, 2021,” wrote founder Andrew Nugent. 

“A double dose of the vaccination will be required on entry. 

“Let’s help ourselves, our friends in lockdown in the eastern states, our wine, food, hospitality, and tourism partners by getting this done.” 

Find out more here.

WOMADELAIDE

With WOMADelaide Festival returning to Botanic Park from 11-14 March 2022, patrons will be required to be COVID vaccinated to attend.  

Under their duty of care plan, unvaccinated festival goers will be unable to attend, requiring to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, with presenting a recent negative covid result insufficient as proof. 

Find out more here.

HOLDEN STREET THEATRE

Holden Street Theatre announced a ‘No Jab, No Play’ rule for both artists and staff as the Hindmarsh-based theatre gears up for their busy Adelaide Fringe 2022. Announcing the mandate on Facebook earlier this week, the company stated that this rule will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE VENUES

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

SPACE THEATRE

ARTSPACE

FESTIVAL THEATRE

The Adelaide Festival Centre has announced that they are mandating vaccinations for individuals aged 16 and over from December 29 onwards. Audiences, artists, staff and suppliers will need to show proof of vaccination, with either their digital or printed COVID-19 certificate or hold a valid medical exemption to be granted entry in the Centre’s venues.

Venues under the Adelaide Festival Centre umbrella include Her Majesty’s Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace and the Festival Theatre. This includes all relevant foyers and function spaces as well.

In a statement released by the company, the Adelaide Festival Centre said that the mandate is being implemented to keep their valued audiences, staff and suppliers safe as national and international border restrictions begin to ease.

Find out more here.

ADELAIDE FRINGE

Adelaide Fringe has announced that a number of its venues next year will require its audiences to be fully vaccinated to attend over the Adelaide Fringe festival period.

As people book their tickets, the vaccination requirements will appear on the Adelaide Fringe ticketing system.

Adelaide Fringe’s lineup has over 1000 events across over 350 venues, running from 18 February – 20 March, 2022.

The current list of Fringe venues that require a double vaccination are below:

  • The Garden of Unearthly Delights
  • Gluttony
  • Wonderland Festival Hub (Hindmarsh Square)
  • Nexus Arts
  • Holden Street Theatre
  • Bakehouse Theatre
  • Unibar ADL
  • Sugar
  • Bridgewater Arts
  • Adelaide Showgrounds
  • Mercury Cinema
  • The GC – Goodwood
  • Legends Bar
  • Mad Monkey
  • Vitalstatistix
  • Sure Dance Studio
  • Kauri Community Centre
  • Open Studio
  • Seafire on Marina
  • The Alley

Find out more here and Gluttony in particular here.

NETBALL SA STADIUM

Patrons entering Netball SA Stadium aged 16 and over will need to provide proof of double vaccination from December 11 as the business aims to help protect its community from the impact of COVID-19.

As the home of netball in SA and the second most utilised venue in the state, Netball SA is determined to make the stadium a COVID-safe venue.

The policy will also apply to all Netball SA staff, contractors, volunteers and the Netball SA Board.

Find out more here.

GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS

SCHOOL/EARLY EDUCATION

The SA Government is requiring all staff and volunteers at private and government schools and childcare services in South Australia. All staff employed in these settings will need to prove that they have received their first vaccination doses by December 10, with unvaccinated individuals having to take personal leave from December 11 onwards until they have an exemption or proof of vaccination.

Find out more here.

AIRPORT PASSENGER TRANSPORT SERVICES

The SA Government announced that individuals who work in ‘point-to-point passenger airport transport, including taxi drivers, Uber/rideshare drivers and bus drivers, will need to have received their first vaccination dose two days after the borders open (November 25) with proof that they are booked in for their second. This only applies to drivers in Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Parafield airports.

Other individuals working in airport transport services, including airport shuttles, must have received their first dose by December 12. Further, individuals who work in the passenger travel industry, including but not limited to conductors and booking staff, must receive their first dose by December 20.

SA POLICE

South Australia’s entire police force, as well as SAPOL contractors, volunteers, security officers and individuals working at stations, are required to have their first COVID vaccine by November 15.

SA WATER

The SA Water workforce must be fully vaccinated no later than December 24. This includes immediate staff, suppliers, contractors as well as the company’s business partners.  

SA HEALTH

Hospital staff (private and public), ambulance workers and volunteers are required to have received their first dose of the vaccination by November 1. Other medical professionals, including but not limited to GP’s, dental clinics, pharmacies, radiology and other services, need to of received one dose of the vaccination by November 8. Osteopath services and other similar professions require the first dose by December 6.

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