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There’s no denying,  putting on an event is stressful.  Good news, the Queensland Government has a great range of resources to assist you in running a successful event. 

Events in Queensland—Best practice guidelines for event delivery in Queensland outlines the guiding principles for event organisers interacting with the Queensland Government and local government authorities, to enable them to successfully plan and manage an event.  The guidelines are targeted toward medium sized events, but could be used for most kinds of events.

Click here to find out more including a range of templates for you to use. 

Face to Face Events

Face to Face events are great and I am sure we are all missing them.

That is why planning for these types of events to be COVID Safe, and following the directions of the Chief Health Officer is so important. 

Here is a link to a COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Events you may wish to consider completing as part of your overall planning. 

Stay up to date with Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions.

For events held in venues such as restaurants, community halls and hotels, the event will need to meet the COVID safe plan for the host venue. Talk with them to ensure you are aware of their plans and your responsibilities.

At your event, your guests must practice social distancing as much as possible and:

  • wash their hands regularly with soap and water, and use alcohol-based sanitiser
  • avoid hugs, kisses, and handshakes
  • wherever possible keep at least 1.5 metres away, two big steps, from people they  don’t live with
  • if your guests are unwell, they should stay home.

It is important to note special visitor rules apply for aged care facilities.

For full details, read the Movement and Gathering Direction.

Large scale events will require a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer.

More information can be found below:

Don’t forget to register your event in the online calendar.

 

Virtual Events 

Virtual events do not require physical location.  Instead of booking a venue, attendees can join from anywhere allowing them to participate in activities they may not have previously had access to.  

It’s important to make the distinction between online events that are completely virtual, and in-person events that have a virtual element – for example, a seminar that’s live-streamed on the internet or an awards night that includes an acceptance speech that’s delivered via video link. 

Are you new to online events?  eventbrite has a wealth of resources, here is a link to 30 tips and tricks for hosting a successful online event. 

Just like a physical event it is important to plan, engage your audience and remember to test your technology. 

Are you looking for some event inspiration?  Click here

Don’t forget to register your event in the online calendar.