The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF), which represents Australia’s largest live entertainment and sports businesses, has released a number of guidelines to ensure the safe return of events amid COVID-19.

The recommendations include measures regarding cleaning and sanitisation, crowd management, physical distancing plans, health monitoring and contact tracing.

The measures have been developed in consultation with government and health agencies to assist the sector in its preparation for the return of live events.

LEIF said the advice – available here – should be viewed as a guide only and stresses that each venue and event organiser is responsible for developing their own risk management plan relevant to their business and jurisdiction.

LEIF was formed in June and its aim is to support the safe reactivation of events with live audiences across Australia. James Sutherland, the former chief executive of Cricket Australia, is the chair of LEIF.

LEIF’s executive committee includes TEG, Live Nation, Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment, AEG, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Olympic Parks, Adelaide Oval, ASM Global, Venues West, Venues Live, Michael Cassel Group, Stadiums Queensland, Live Performance Australia, Venue Management Association and the Australian Festivals Association. More information on LEIF can be found here.

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