Festival COVID SAFE Plan


Festival COVID SAFE Plan

The Orange Winter Jazz Festival is committed to providing a safe environment for audiences, staff and musicians.

Through this document, we are sharing the steps we are taking to produce and present safe events. We are asking our performers and crew to accept and comply with these guidelines, to ensure that we can restart our activities in a manner that is safe to our staff, performers and audiences.

To manage the risks that are associated with presenting live performances again, and ensure the safety of our community in line with NSW Health advice, this plan has been developed to align with our COVID Safe Plan. It provides practical advice so we can confidently and safely welcome people back to live music – at the Orange Winter Jazz Festival.

This plan is informed via the following framework:

  • Workplace Healthy and Safety: ensuring the safety of our workers
  • NSW Government: compliance with Dept. of Health mandated orders
  • Safe Work Australia: operating in accordance of best practice
  • SIMA’s COVID Safe Plan: our commitment to keep our community safe
  • Risk Assessments: identifying and managing specific risks
  • Individuals: taking personal responsibility for your actions to

reduce the spread of COVID19

All activities conducted onsite or on behalf of SIMA & Jam Orange are compliant with all relevant and current government restrictions including:

  • Recommended wearing of face masks indoors for staff.
  • Recommended wearing of face masks for patrons.
  • SIMA to maintain regular Covid-19 cleaning roster
    Incl: Sanitized chairs, tables and high-touch points between concerts. Bathrooms & Parent Rooms will receive regular cleaning & sanitisation.
  • Hand sanitizer & masks available for patrons, staff and performers.
  • SIMA supplies all necessary PPE to staff, contractors, volunteers and participating artists to use when necessary (including rapid antigen testing if required).
  • SIMA monitors Covid-19 spread and implements venue access-restrictions subject to Fed and NSW Health Authorities pandemic regulations.
  • SIMA implements their own Covid-19 infection protocols and management.

Additional measures taken are:

  • All staff, contracted artists and participants expected to act responsibly and respectfully to avoid transmission, do not attend venue if displaying even minor cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Staff, performers and patrons are asked to stay home if they are unwell: check symptoms HERE;
  • Status of double vaccination required for all staff, performers and guests over 16 years old or:
  • valid medical exemption approved by NSW Health or a medical professional;
  • Under 16year old’s who are unvaccinated to be accompanied by a vaccinated adult;
  • Additional cleaning services in place;
  • COVID Marshals in place’
  • Provision and use of hand sanitizer;
  • In indoor areas, increase natural ventilation by opening windows and doors where possible//increase air conditions;

Thank you for reading and committing to Orange Winter Jazz Festivals’ COVID-Safe Event Plan.


If you have any questions or matters to raise in relation to this plan or will have difficulty meeting these requirements, these please contact Amy Curl at gm@sima.org.au or 0413 237 119.


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