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Major Adelaide venues mandate double covid
vaccinations to all visitors
Adelaide Oval has been the first major venue to announce it will become
a double-vaccination only venue from November 23, when South
Australia’s borders open.
Since Adelaide Oval’s announcement, the Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Hindmarsh
Stadium have all followed suit. The Zoos SA mandate will apply from
The mandate for Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment
Centre and Hindmarsh Stadium applies to all people over the age of 16,
while Adelaide Oval’s policy is for patrons over the age of 12.
The Stadium Management Authority’s chief executive Andrew Daniels
said proof of double vaccination will be required of all game and event
patrons, all functions and events guests and all visitors to the stadium.
It will also include anyone taking part in the RoofClimb.
Patrons will only be admitted to the venues if they provide proof of
vaccination or a valid exemption.
Crowds of up to 35,000 will be admitted to the 52,000 capacity stadium
for the Ashes Test beginning on December 16.
People will be required to wear a mask at all times other than when
eating or drinking.
“We will be enforcing this requirement because it is a very important
safety and welfare issue,” Mr Daniels said.
“Our job is to show absolute clarity to our patrons, to make sure people
are comfortable and confident that when they come to the Adelaide Oval,
it is a very covid-safe environment.
Mr Daniels said he expected the mandate to be in place for a “long period
of time” and therefore include the 2022 AFL season.
In October, the AFL announced a no jab, no play vaccination policy.
He said officials would be checking proof of vaccinations on phones or
alternatively visitors could show a hard copy of their vaccination
certificate along with proof of identification.
Meanwhile, the South Australian Ambulance Service has doubled its
intern intake and will train university students to support paramedics in
dealing with the caseload from COVID-19 outbreaks.
Adelaide, South Australia