Mar 16

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND EVENTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

Monday 16 March 2020 9:27am

NEW MEASURES TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN AUSTRALIA

On Friday 13 March 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that State and Federal Governments are advising against non-essential organised events of 500 or more people from Monday, 16 March 2020.

This is a scalable precautionary measure, based on expert medical advice, to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 amongst the Australian community.

At the announcement, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said the risk to the Australian community generally remains low at the current time.

NRL Games

The NRL has advised that from Round 2 all NRL matches will be played at closed stadiums due to State and Federal Government advice, until further notice.

Members and fans will not be permitted to attend upcoming sporting events until further advised.

 

FUTURE SPORTING EVENTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

Until further notice, all sport and entertainment events at our venues are subject to conditions introduced in response to advice from the Federal and NSW Governments and NSW Health in relation to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

WIN Stadium is working with codes, clubs and promoters on scheduling events in a closed stadium environment.

 

MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM

In line with advice from Federal and State Government authorities, McDonald Jones Stadium remains open for business, community and cultural events for groups of less than 500 people.

McDonald Jones Stadium is working with promoters and hirers to work through upcoming entertainment and community events, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its staff and all visitors.

 

STAY UPDATED

McDonald Jones Stadium will provide regular updates via its website, electronic direct messaging and our social media platforms.

We thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

The Stadium is working with our ticketing partner Ticketmaster on notifications to ticket holders for future events.

 

I HAVE BOOKED FOR A FUTURE EVENT, CAN I GET A REFUND?

In accordance with standard ticketing policy, if an event has been cancelled, patrons are entitled to a refund. This will include where teams have elected to play matches behind closed doors.

Please contact your ticketing provider for further information.

 

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND MCDONALD JONES STADIUM?

The health and safety of all who visit and work at our venues is our priority.

We continue to closely monitor NSW Health and Government advice and are implementing recommendations as they are communicated.

We advise patrons to keep up to date on the latest information and advice provided by NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

If you are feeling unwell, please avoid attending public events.

If you have had known contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus, and/or travelled countries deemed high risk, you must self-isolate.

Contact surfaces (eg. food outlets) at our venues are frequently sanitised and our staff wash their hands frequently throughout their shifts. 

 

WILL YOU HAVE HAND SANITISERS AT THE STADIUM?

NSW Health advises that the best defence is to use simple but effective hygiene practices such as regularly washing your hands using soap and water, followed by the use of a clean, dry paper towel.

McDonald Jones Stadium has hand-washing facilities available in all toilet amenities throughout the venues.

Patrons are advised to bring their own personal hand sanitisers.

 

 

WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN AT THE VENUES TO REDUCE RISK OF TRANSMISSION?

McDonald Jones Stadium is working closely with NSW Health, sporting codes, clubs and hirers to ensure every precaution is taken to reduce the risk of transmission at events.

Additional cleaning staff are on duty at both venues.

There has been and will be additional cleaning of high touch points around the venues, such as doors, elevator buttons and hand rails before, during and after events.

There are heightened health screening and hygiene protocols in place for staff and contractors.

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