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COVID-19 Information


ABA Australia
2022 Conference
29th to 31st July

LIVE EVENT!

WORLD SQUARE RYDGES HOTEL
SYDNEY, NSW

Event Safety during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 global pandemic status changes with the Omicron variant, ABA Australia is aware of the surge and the current increase of COVID-19 case. We are monitoring the government recommendations, restrictions, and public health orders to ensure that we can provide the safest event possible. ABA Australia is both cautiously optimistic and prepared to manage our live event with the health, safety, and well-being of our delegates in mind. ABA Australia is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment in which to learn. 

The health and well-being of our delegates is of the upmost importance. To ensure this, we continue to closely monitor the circumstances and requirements in all states and territories in line with local, state, and national authorities, public health advice and state government public health directives, as mandated. Currently, our event is running as scheduled and we will respond appropriately and provide further updates should the situation evolve.

Update 1/3/2022

Masks

It has been announced that masks will no longer need to be worn in the majority of indoor settings in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland as of Friday 25 February.

What happens if restrictions increase?

Potential restrictions could mean that the annual conference is pivoted to a virtual only conference. This would mean that all delegates will access the content through the virtual portal and the conference would not proceed with the face-to-face component.

Delegates will be kept updated throughout the planning process and will be advised on how the conference will proceed depending on the restrictions.

NSW COVID Information

If you are planning to travel to NSW for the Conference, please ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from theNSW Government. To view the latest updates for NSW please visit: New South Wales

Please also ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from your local Government regarding your return from NSW:
Australian Capital Territory
Queensland
Tasmania
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
Victoria

UPDATE 11/2/2022

At this time, we plan to join in Sydney for our 7th annual conference. We are updating and creating policies to provide a COVID-19 safe event. These policies will be posted here as they are created. We reserve the right to modify these policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic.

How we're keeping you safe

Conference Venues & ABA Australia Safety Planning

Our conference venue is registered COVID-Safe. ABA Australia is working in conjunction with them on the delivery of a COVID-Safe event. As well, we are developing a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan to be used during the annual conference.

Communication

Information about health and safety at events will be regularly distributed to all stakeholders via social media, the event website and email communications.

Masks

We will continue to follow the NSW Government guidelines, which at this time requires masks in indoor areas for those 12 years and older, subject to exemptions.


Hand Sanitizer Stations 

We will have hand washing facilities and/or sanitizing systems easily accessible to everyone throughout the event.

Spacing Measures 

Social distancing practices will be implemented according to all venue, local and state guidelines.

Discouraging handshakes 

To support social distancing

Health and Safety Signage 

Signage will be placed to remind all attendees to social distance and frequently wash and sanitize their hands.

Public Transport Advice 

Please check the NSW Transport page for recommendations related to COVID safe public transport https://transportnsw.info/covid-19. Please plan your trip  to allow ample travel time as increased safety measures may impact your journey. Face masks are mandatory on public transport and point to point services such as taxis, ride share and hire care services across NSW.

Continue to closely Monitoring the circumstance sin every state and territory

If you have specific questions about an ABA Australia event, contact events@auaba.com.au. For up-to-date information on the requirements and circumstances in your state or territory and for more specific health advice, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.


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