Western Australia removes all venue capacity limits

Annika Dammann - Wednesday, July 1, 2020    


The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) welcomed the announcement by the Western Australian State Government on the next steps out of COVID-19 restrictions, with the removal of all venue capacity limits from July 18. Claudia Sagripanti, EEAA Chief Executive said that the news from Western Australia provides critical momentum towards restarting the business events industry and that the other Australian state chief medical officers were also receptive to the easing of capacity limits and seating restrictions. "Western Australia is paving the way forward with Phase 4 COVID-19 restriction liftings starting from this Saturday, meaning the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will be able to operate at 50% capacity, followed by the Phase 5 removal of the 2-sqm rule set to be introduced on Saturday 18 July", said Ms Sagripanti. "The business events sector contributes more than $35 billion to GDP, runs over 430,000 events annually and employs more than 229,000 people. The sector is a major contributor to Australia both financially and for its ability to expand marketplaces by bringing together buyers and sellers and offering a platform for launching innovation and new product." (ad)     eeaa.com.au/venue-capacity-limits

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