Blazing Swan 2021 & Covid

Everything you need to know about Covid and how it affects your experience at Blazing Swan

Please note that as information changes, so will this page – so be sure to check back regularly. If you have a question – please email the Comms Team.

Your Name on the Ticket MUST Match Your ID

If they do not match, you will be required to make a change to your ticket – incuring an additional 10% charge

General Participants & Covid

Please find below a series of FAQs about Covid and how it may change your experience at Blazing Swan.

What has changed about Blazing Swan 2021?

Blazing Swan takes its community concerns on health and safety around the event very seriously and we have been monitoring the situation for the last few months and will continue to do so as we approach the event.

We confirm that, at present, the event will go ahead, but that a number of changes have occurred, and further changes may be put in place. We ask that the community works with us to help ensure the event can go ahead.

At present, Blazing Swan is set to run for a shorter time – currently 4 days instead of 7. The event is also limited to 1,500 (total) people – this includes all participants (including children), theme camps, crew and volunteers.

Why are changes necessary?

Essentially, changes have had to be made to Blazing Swan’s typical event due to covid. These changes help us to ensure the success of the event, and that should the event be cancelled – that refunds can be made to those who have purchased tickets.

In a pandemic world, events in Western Australia with more than 1500 people, dance floors, alcohol and other focal points are deemed high risk, and are therefore unlikely to be approved by local and state government as it is “near impossible” for people to social distance.

Reducing the number of people attending Blazing Swan 2021 is our first step towards implementing an approved Covid Management Plan.

Having an approved Covid Management Plan means we can continue with our event.

What do I have to do differently this year?

Some simple steps will help us all have a successful event

  1. Your ticket must match your ID. We’ve always required your full legal name to be on your ticket – this is not a change. But this year our ticketing system will also be our Covid Register – so it puts even more pressure to get this right. Incorrect names on your ticket will mean no access to the event. 
  2. Bring sanitizer! Lots of it! Have a plan for your camp’s hygiene and cleaning procedures.
  3. Bring a facemask! Many of us already have one for the dust, now it can be dual purpose! Wearing a facemask is currently not a requirement, however we are in a rapidly changing environment so be ready for everything! #RadicalSelfReliance
  4. Practice social distancing at all times – in that’s 1.5 meters between people.

What's the latest from the WA Health Dep?

Below taken from “COVID Event Update: Event Organisers 13th January 2021”

Stages for events with less than 1,500 patrons

“Stages and live music are currently permitted in some venues, including nightclubs and hotels. Whilst this presents a degree of risk, it is generally considered lower due to the reduced number of patrons at these venues, compared to those at music festivals.

To align the Department’s COVID Event Guidelines with indoor venues, stages with DJs or live performances likely to draw a crowd will be permitted for events with 1,500 patrons or less. This number has been calculated based on the average capacity of indoor venues currently permitting stages, DJs and live music. Please note, staged event formats involving a larger number of patrons that are split into groups of 1,500 will NOT be permitted.

Ticketing or a contact register system must also be implemented at events of this nature. The ticketing process must facilitate collection of the minimum required contact information for each attendee, to allow for contact tracing to occur.

Maintaining physical distancing remains a key strategy in reducing the potential risk associated with COVID-19 transmission. Whilst a stage/performance is permitted at events involving less than 1,500 patrons, the Department strongly encourages event organisers to reconsider their inclusion if it will not be realistic for organisers to ensure that patrons will maintain physical distancing for the duration of the event.”

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/-/media/Corp/Documents/Health-for/Environmental-health/Public-Events/COVID19-Event-Update-13-January-2021-event-organisers.pdf

What has the Health Department told Blazing Swan 2021 it must do?

As we are still in the application/approval process, no specific directives have been passed on to us, however the following excerpt is the generic framework that COVID Event Plans are expected to be put together with.

 Excerpt from “COVID Event Guidelines – 13th January 2021”:

“Public Health Measures for Events In addition to the requirement to maintain a minimum of 2 sqm of usable space per patron, organisers and staff will need to implement the following public health measures:

  • Carefully manage shared spaces to ensure physical distancing is maintained
  • Maintain hygiene standards and disinfection regimes
  • Ensure staff are informed and trained to implement public health measures
  • Ensure patrons are supported to implement public health measures
  • Maintain attendance records of patrons and staff for the purposes of contact tracing
  • Employ COVID Safety Marshals to maintain adherence to your COVID Event Plan.

By implementing these public health measures, you can help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and help keep our community safe.”

*Please note that this is a very brief summary and the full document is 22 pages, containing elaborations of the above list”

Source: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/covid-event-guidelines

What has Blazing Swan has informed the Health Department?

“Patrons will be advised to maintain physical distancing within groups at all times, via pre-event communications and on-site signage.”

“Some theme camps offer live music, and this may lead to dancefloors. To manage this, all dancefloor areas will be held to a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2sqm.  Areas that are enclosed or bordered will display clear maximum capacity signage.”

Camps that are enclosed or offer dancefloor activities will be instructed to have clear signage at all their entry points that indicate their maximum capacity.  The camp operators will be tasked with monitoring this, and limiting access to their area when they are approaching capacity.”

“Every theme camp has a radio, which gives them direct contact to the Emergency Control Centre…”

Theme camps will be providing hand sanitizer (along with signage) at all their entry/exit points.  Any camps that have common use areas (such as bars, furniture, hammocks etc.) will provide extra sanitizer at these locations.”

“Ticket holders will be told to ensure they carry sanitizer on them at all times and also be in possession of a mask.”

(Extracts from the COVID Event Plan 500+ that BSI has sent to the Department of Health WA)

What if someone's ‘doing the wrong thing’ in relation to COVID?

Each one teach one.

If you see something you are encouraged to approach people and talk it through. Please be considerate about how you approach someone.

Enrol your Theme Camp Lead in the discussion if you like.  If that doesn’t work, or if you are uncomfortable about approaching and talking with someone who seems to be doing the ‘wrong thing’ by all means contact the Rangers.  Its not about dobbing people in, its about ensuring the success of the event and the future of the Blazing Swan.

What COVID-safe rules apply in the private camping?

Common “COVID-sense” prevails. The social distancing guidelines apply the same as they would anywhere else in the state at the moment. Eg, social distance where possible, use hand sanitizer, constantly clean common surfaces.

What’s the deal with COVID Marshalls?

The Ranger Team, Fun Police and Event Management will be inspecting COVID compliance as they wander around the event

What we need to remember…

  • All it takes is one outbreak somewhere in Australia and Blazing Swan is at risk of being closed down
  • The Health Department can change their approval at any time
  • We are working to put in place new policies and procedures to keep everyone safe whilst on site
  • Please respect the COVID Marshalls on site! They are there to help, so please help them to help us.

Want to help? Think about volunteering

Theme Camps & Covid

Please find below a series of FAQs about Covid for Theme Camps at Blazing Swan 2021

What has the Health Department told Blazing Swan 2021 it must do?

As we are still in the application/approval process, no specific directives have been passed on to us, however the following excerpt is the generic framework that COVID Event Plans are expected to be put together with.

 

Excerpt from “COVID Event Guidelines – 13th January 2021”:

“Public Health Measures for Events In addition to the requirement to maintain a minimum of 2 sqm of usable space per patron, organisers and staff will need to implement the following public health measures:

  • Carefully manage shared spaces to ensure physical distancing is maintained
  • Maintain hygiene standards and disinfection regimes
  • Ensure staff are informed and trained to implement public health measures
  • Ensure patrons are supported to implement public health measures
  • Maintain attendance records of patrons and staff for the purposes of contact tracing
  • Employ COVID Safety Marshals to maintain adherence to your COVID Event Plan.

By implementing these public health measures, you can help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and help keep our community safe.”

*Please note that this is a very brief summary and the full document is 22 pages, containing elaborations of the above list”


Source: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/covid-event-guidelines

What has Blazing Swan has informed the Health Department?

“Patrons will be advised to maintain physical distancing within groups at all times, via pre-event communications and on-site signage.”

“Some theme camps offer live music, and this may lead to dancefloors. To manage this, all dancefloor areas will be held to a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2sqm.  Areas that are enclosed or bordered will display clear maximum capacity signage.”

Camps that are enclosed or offer dancefloor activities will be instructed to have clear signage at all their entry points that indicate their maximum capacity.  The camp operators will be tasked with monitoring this, and limiting access to their area when they are approaching capacity.”

“Every theme camp has a radio, which gives them direct contact to the Emergency Control Centre…”

Theme camps will be providing hand sanitizer (along with signage) at all their entry/exit points.  Any camps that have common use areas (such as bars, furniture, hammocks etc.) will provide extra sanitizer at these locations.”

“Ticket holders will be told to ensure they carry sanitizer on them at all times and also be in possession of a mask.”

(Extracts from the COVID Event Plan 500+ that BSI has sent to the Department of Health WA)

Are Theme Camps effected by Covid?

Yes! Your Theme Camp’s public area will need to comply to Covid restrictions so that we can ensure we have a successful and safe event. Depending on the setup of your camp as to what restrictions you will need to comply with

I am liable?

I am liable for legal penalties, or exposed to civil lawsuits as a Theme Camp Leader or Crew member if there is a breach of any aspect of the COVID management plan?

There are laws that would cover the circumstance of someone deliberately exposing someone else to a disease, or doing that or allowing it to happen as a result of gross negligence.  They have been used in WA.  If you have kept yourself informed of your obligations and taken all reasonable steps to comply with your obligations you should be ok.  If you are a Theme Camp Lead you are responsible for ensuring your Theme Camp crew do likewise.

How do I figure out the maximum capacity of my camp?

Calculate the square meterage of your camp’s public useable footprint. 1 person is permitted for every 2m2.

Do people have to sign a COVID register to come into my Theme Camp?

Do people have to sign a COVID register to come into the publicly accessible or private areas within my Theme Camp?

No, our ticketing system has already collected everyone’s details.

Can we have a dancefloor?

Yes, provided that your camp sticks to its maximum capacity.

How will people know what our camp’s maximum capacity is?

Because you will build an awesome sign and display it proudly at your entrance! Having this sign up will be part of your camp’s inspection prior to being approved to open.

How do we enforce our Camp's capacity?

Blazing Swan have told WA Health Department that: “Camps that are enclosed or offer dancefloor activities will be instructed to have clear signage at all their entry points that indicate their maximum capacity.  The camp operators will be tasked with monitoring this, and limiting access to their area when they are approaching capacity.

How you do this is something you need to plan. You need to ensure that your signage is correct. You need to ensure that you have sufficient crew to do this job for the entire time your Theme Camp is open to the public, and that the crew are trained and properly backed up.  For instance will they have meal breaks?  Further suggestions include using clickers to help keep count of patrons in/out.

You should have a person appointed as Theme Camp Manager at all times (not just when you are open) who is the person carrying the radio and responsible for decisions and for directing the crew.

Will someone help us monitor and manage the capacity of our Theme Camp?

Will Blazing Swan volunteers, security staff or someone else help us monitor and manage the capacity limits in our Theme Camp’s publicly accessible space?

It starts with the Theme Camp crew.  You should have a roster so that you have sufficient crew to do the job for as long as your public areas are open.  If you think you might have trouble finding sufficient crew to do the job you could recruit and train crew from a neighboring Theme Camp.  If you can’t manage to have sufficient crew to do the job you should close the Theme Camp to the public.  If you are a Theme Camp Lead don’t leave this as something for your crew to sort out for themselves at 3 in the morning.  You should have someone deputised as ‘Theme Camp Manager’ at all times – not just when your Theme Camp is open to the public.

Don’t call in Blazing Swan and the Rangers to help you manage your Theme Camp’s normal COVID compliance obligations in your spaces.   That’s your job.  If you are having difficulties with a large crowd, and especially with people outside trying to enter when you have told that you are ‘full’, we suggest in the first instance reducing the music volume and strobing lights, and increasing the normal floodlighting and have your Theme Camp Manager and performers call upon people to co-operate.   If you anticipate or experience difficulties call for Ranger assistance.

Are there exemptions to our Camp's max capacity?

Does the permitted number of people in our public space involve also counting our Theme Camp crew?  Children?  Blazing Swan volunteer and Rangers and other Officials?

Blazing Swan officials and key volunteers (including Sound Marshalls and Rangers) DO NOT COUNT towards the total.  Nor do contractors or emergency personnel IF THEY ARE ON DUTY.  Everyone else, including all Theme Camp crew and event participants including children and carers DO COUNT towards the total allowed in a controlled space.

What if someone's ‘doing the wrong thing’ in relation to COVID?

Each one teach one.

If you see something you are encouraged to approach people and talk it through. Please be considerate about how you approach someone.

Enrol your Theme Camp Lead in the discussion if you like.  If that doesn’t work, or if you are uncomfortable about approaching and talking with someone who seems to be doing the ‘wrong thing’ by all means contact the Rangers.  Its not about dobbing people in, its about ensuring the success of the event and the future of the Blazing Swan.

What are the consequences if we go over capacity?

What are the consequences for our Theme Camp if there are more than the permitted number of people in our Theme Camp’s publicly accessible space?

This will be assessed and managed by the Fun Police, COVID Marshalls, Event Management and the Leads of the Theme Camp.

If the overcrowding is due to a physical layout issue, poor signage, lack of co-operation for the community or other reasons along these lines, it will be the mission of the Management team to identify the cause and work with the camp to resolve the issue through training, implementing control systems, extra signage etc.

If a Theme Camp is overcrowding on purpose, or has already received a warning or assistance from Management, the final step that will be taken is the camp will be immediately closed down and the Fun Police and Event Manager will hold a meeting with the camp’s leads to determine the reason for the breach.  The camp will remain closed and conversations between relevant parties will continue until Event Management is satisfied the fault has been overcome and your camp is ready to open again safely. If you are found to have breached the COVID rules on purpose, expect your camp to remain closed permanently as you have put the entire future of Blazing Swan at risk

 

What are the consequences for our Theme Camp if there are more than the permitted number of people in our Theme Camp’s publicly accessible space?

This will be assessed and managed by the Fun Police, COVID Marshalls, Event Management and the Leads of the Theme Camp.

If the overcrowding is due to a physical layout issue, poor signage, lack of co-operation for the community or other reasons along these lines, it will be the mission of the Management team to identify the cause and work with the camp to resolve the issue through training, implementing control systems, extra signage etc.

If a Theme Camp is overcrowding on purpose, or has already received a warning or assistance from Management, the final step that will be taken is the camp will be immediately closed down and the Fun Police and Event Manager will hold a meeting with the camp’s leads to determine the reason for the breach.  The camp will remain closed and conversations between relevant parties will continue until Event Management is satisfied the fault has been overcome and your camp is ready to open again safely. If you are found to have breached the COVID rules on purpose, expect your camp to remain closed permanently as you have put the entire future of Blazing Swan at risk

Having an 'external' performer using our Theme Camp...

If we have a person from another camp, or someone like a performer – who is responsible for managing capacity.

Ultimately the Theme Camp hosting the event are responsible for what happens in their space, including COVID safety.  It would be wise to discuss with any ‘visiting artists’ what you – and they – will do to maximise COVID safety while they are using your space.

How does this effect our entrance 'door'?

I know we have to post up a sign saying how many people are allowed in a publicly accessible space in our Theme Camp.  Is there a rule about what it should look like and how big it should be? And do we need one at each entrance to this area?  If the entrance is very wide (say 25m), will I need multiple signs posted at intervals across that entrance?

We will have some advice that will ensure this signage is consistent among all Theme Camps.  The signs should be visible to anyone using an entry or exit.  This might mean having the signs on BOTH sides of a wide entry, or at intervals along a very wide entry point.

Private camping and private social spaces in our Theme Camp...

Common “COVID-sense” prevails. The social distancing guidelines apply the same as they would anywhere else in the state at the moment. Eg, social distance where possible, use hand sanitizer, constantly clean common surfaces.

Can we build an enclosed space?

Yes, but you will have to strictly manage your maximum capacity and establish a regular cleaning and sanitization roster. This cleaning schedule must be recorded as Fun Police will be conducting random inspections.

What counts as an enclosed space?

Blazing Swan have told WA Health Department: “Areas that are enclosed or bordered will display clear maximum capacity signage.”  What does enclosed mean, what does bounded mean?

Enclosed.  If it has a roof, or walls, it’s enclosed.   The area of an enclosed structure is the areas that’s surrounded or mostly surrounded by walls, or covered by a roof – which ever is the greater.

Bounded – think boundary.  If there is anything – the edge of a structure (even if it’s not yours and even if you could walk straight through it), a line of cars, a fence (even if you could step across it or walk through it), a rope, a ditch, a rocky area or vegetation or even a line painted on the ground that says ‘do not cross’ –  that’s a boundary.  Even the edge of a roadway – unless it has been closed to traffic – is a boundary.  How many boundaries does it take to make a bordered area?  It’s more a matter of length.  If you have more unbounded edge to your space than bounded edge, then you probably have an open space. IF you’re unsure talk to a Blazing Swan COVID Marshall.

Is there a difference between indoor and outdoor spaces?

All public theme camp spaces, indoor and outdoor, need to comply with the 1 person per 2m2 rule

Our camp has multiple different types of areas - how is this managed?

Our Theme Camp’s publicly accessible areas include four distinct public areas – a ‘bounded’ open air space in front of a stage, a roofed area (for rain and sun protection) and an enclosed marquee bar and an open air ball-pit.  If the combined area of these four spaces is 200 square metres, does this mean it is ok to have 100 people in the enclosed marquee or under the roofed area, and as many as will fit in the ball pit, at any one time?

There is much confusion around this. At the start of the restrictions last year, hospitality venues were among the first to implement reduced capacity restrictions. Many venues used the logic of calculating their total floor space across` all areas (beer garden, main bar etc.) and then using that number as their maximum capacity. Whilst technically correct, many venues found themselves in strife during inspections for having their entire total capacity of the venue in one room.

Best practice – calculate the maximum capacity of each different distinguishable area of your camp and be aware of this and always refer to the following advice:

Excerpt from “COVID Event Guidelines – 13th January 2021”:

  • “ensure a minimum of 2 sqm of usable space per person is available at the venue”
  • “Usable space is defined as the event area that can be utilised by patrons to allow physical distancing to be practised. Any non-usable space that is occupied by furniture, bars, performance areas etc must be removed (eg not counted) when determining capacities based on the 2 sqm rule.”

What if run our Camp runs out of sanitizer?

If you can’t comply with the COVID safety requirements you should temporarily close your Theme Camp until you can comply.  Theme Camps would be wise to not put all of their sanitizer ‘out’ at once and hold some back in reserve.  If you are running low you could check with other Theme Camps if they have some spare.  Blazing Swan are not obliged to keep a back-up supply of sanitizer for Theme Camps, but they are obliged to ensure Theme Camps that can’t supply sanitizer at all entry/exit points shut themselves down until the problem is resolved.

Do we have to provide our own sanitizer?

Yes. Radical self-reliance! Sanitizer MUST be available at all entry and exit points to your camp and have clear signage so your community can find it.   Blazing Swan have told WA Health: “Any camps that have common use areas (such as bars, furniture, hammocks etc.) will provide extra sanitizer at these locations.”

What about cleaning?

Event Management will supply us with the cleaning/sanitization record/template that must be filled out. These documents will be inspected randomly during the event, and at the conclusion of the Blazing Swan all paperwork will be collected and filed. In the future when the Health Department inevitably review our COVID management plan and how we executed it.  We want to show that we did everything right.

  • The document has blank sections for the theme camp to fill in with items/areas that they have identified and something that needs to be cleaned and recorded. This is because all camps are different and will have different things to take care of.
  • Theme camps nominate the frequency and nature of the things that need cleaning
  • The chosen cleaning tasks will be checked by Safety to ensure that they haven’t missed anything.
  • Spot checks of this cleaning schedule will be conducted by COVID Manager and Marshalls to assist the camp in identifying areas for improvement/commendation.

Standard cleaning chemicals to be used (spray n wipe, disinfectant etc). Spray on sanitizer (ethanol base, disinfectant sprays like Glen20 etc) to be used on common surfaces where possible.

How do we record our cleaning schedule?

Event Management will supply you with the template that must be filled out. These documents will be inspected randomly during the event, and at the conclusion of the Blaze all paperwork will be collected and filed. In the future when the Health Department inevitably review our COVID management plan and how we executed it, we want to have as much evidence as we can to show them that we went above and beyond to hold the safest pandemic burn the world has ever seen.

Can we still gift food and drinks?

Yes, but you and your camp members must complete the AHA Hospitality Hygiene Course (https://hospitalityhygiene.com/aha-covid-19-hospitality-tourism-hygiene-course/). You must also have sanitizer available and keep a record of your regular cleaning and sanitization schedule. Washing stations must be maintained as per usual. (Local and state laws still apply, Food Handling certs and RSA, Approved Manager etc. all still apply).

What about activities that involve close contact between strangers?

Can we arrange or promote or permit events or activities in our Theme Camp’s publicly accessible areas that necessarily involve close physical contact between strangers?

This is what Blazing Swan told the Health Department: “Patrons will be advised to maintain physical distancing within groups at all times, via pre-event communications and on-site signage.”

If you are arranging or promoting events which involve human contact you should be able to describe what you will be doing to keep such events COVID safe.  Using massage as an example this might involve participants using sanitizer, cleaning surfaces and equipment frequently, and potentially using masks. If you are designing ‘group events’ you might consider something like eye-gazing rather than group-hugs or cuddle-puddles.  If you are arranging or promoting an event you should work to ensure that there is some distance maintained between participants and/or that acceptable COVID safety measures are being taken.

We have an absolute responsibility to provide sufficient space in public venues for people to maintain physical distancing at one person per 2 square metres.  We are required to advise people to maintain social distance.  If a crowd surges towards a stage, or form a spontaneous cuddle puddle in the area we are controlling we should repeat our advise about maintaining social distancing.

What happens if I have crew coming in from interstate or overseas ?

As we have experienced already, the situation in Australia and Western Australia can change rapidly.  It is possible that a person who arrived in WA less that 14 days prior to turning up at the event might be required to go into quarantine even though they have already arrived at the event. It is possible that a person who arrived in WA less that 14 days prior to the event and who arrives at the event gate might need to meet conditions imposed by the WA Government at very short (or no) prior notice.  People coming from other States, and Theme Camps that have essential crew coming from other States (or overseas!) need to carefully think this through.

What happens if our camp gets caught breaching the COVID management plan?

Your camp will be immediately closed down and the Fun Police and Event Manager will hold a meeting with the camp’s leads to determine the reason for the breach.  If the reason is not malicious, your crew will undergo training with the Fun Police and they will continue to work with you until they are satisfied the fault has been overcome and your camp is ready to open again safely. If you are found to have breached the COVID rules on purpose, expect your camp to remain closed permanently as you have put the entire future of Blazing Swan at risk

Can police and other officials inspect our camp?

Are the Police, Kulin Shire officials or Health Department officials or other officials allowed to inspect our COVID management plan, monitor our Theme Camp’s compliance (including potentially taking photos without consent) and direct our Theme Camp to make changes, or direct our Theme Camp to shut down?

If anyone that presents at a camp as an authority, comply with all reasonable instructions and radio through to Event Management.  Do not impede their access or activity, but do attempt to monitor their activity and take particular note if they seem to be taking photos and inform the event organisers if this is the case.

Does my entire camp need to go through training?

Its free, and it’s a half hour course. All Staff and Volunteers need to complete this, and Theme Camp Crew are in the same boat.  Theme Camp Leads and crew must all do this course and obtain the certificate:  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training.

What’s the deal with Covid Marshalls?

The Ranger Team, Fun Police and Event Management will be inspecting COVID compliance as they wander around the event. To assist them in this, every theme camp lead and their core crew must complete this training: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training.

We prepare food or drink in a private area and then gift it to the public....

Part of Blazing Swan’s COVID Event Plan is to have theme camps document their cleaning tasks and schedule to demonstrate an awareness of mitigating the spread of COVID (and all other disease). This combined with good hygiene practices by staff and having adequate washing facilities and sanitizer availability is a great first step to staying safe. All camp crew gifting food or beverage need to complete the AHA “COVID-19 Hospitality & Tourism Hygiene Course” and have the certificates of completion available for inspection on site prior to event).

Use of gloves, hairnets and face masks strongly encouraged in all food and beverage preparation.

Link to training: https://hospitalityhygiene.com/

What do we do if someone displays symptoms of COVID at our camp?

Contact Event Management using your camp radio immediately. The medical team will have a quarantine area set up for triage.

We don’t have instructions, but it would be prudent for that Theme Camp to temporarily close and self isolate, and particularly isolate close contacts of the person who had displayed symptoms, and then seek advise from the event organisers.  As always, Theme Camps should comply with the directions of the event organisers.

Refusing entry to a person who displays symptoms of COVID?

Theme Camps can refuse entry into their areas if they believe they have reasonable cause to do so.  Reasonable cause might include such things as the visitor being aggressive, or unwell or overly affected by alcohol etc.  In such cases Theme Camps should record a detailed description of the visitor and advise Rangers, and if appropriate call for assistance.  Entry to a Theme Camp must never be refused on grounds of race, age (as long as > 18), gender, mobility or disability.

Is this as complicated as it sounds?

No. The important thing to remember is that we are currently in one lucky state and events are still happening everywhere around us! All we have to do is think a little bit more about what systems we can put in place to manage the new risk and we get to have a Blaze.

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Contact the Fun Police to figure out what needs to be done to get you Blazing!

More information is to follow – please stay tuned