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Latest COVID update

The upcoming AFAC21 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will soon be upon us, with the event opening in just over 7 weeks time.  

As you will have no doubt been aware there are COVID outbreaks occurring in Sydney, and we want to assure you that the team are following developments very closely.  

We are continuing to plan to be onsite in Sydney over the 5-8 October at the ICC.  

A number of contingency plans are in place which will be actioned should the current outbreak continue, or a new one emerge that impacts our ability to hold the event. 

We appreciate that these times can be unsettling. Our event team is working very closely with the ICC in Sydney, and that decisions around the event will be made in consultation with them and will at all times adhere to the regulations in place at the time of the event. 

The ICC is a COVID-Safe venue, and has an extensive operating plan in place during these times, if you would like to review the plan in more detail you can visit their website.  

Your health and safety is of upmost importance to us, and so is bringing together our industry for the first time in 2 years at this amazing event. 

Should conditions change and new details need to be released we will remain in touch to ensure you are up to date with the plans for delivering the event.  

If you have any questions around your delegate place please refer to the terms and conditions on the website. 

Please continue to register for your place at the event, if you have any questions around our terms and conditions you can view them on the event website. 

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in October.  

Book with confidence. Attend with confidence. COVID-safe event.

All our events are planned and delivered with a customer first, COVID-safe approach. Clear and practical social distancing, and additional hygiene practices will be deployed to ensure that you feel COVID-safe during your time with us.

Special Conditions of Entry

We want to remind attendees to consider COVID safe practices and we ask that you reconsider your attendance if you answer yes to any of the below points:

  • Do you have any COVID-19 like symptoms, however mild, including: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste. If so, please get tested and quarantine until you receive your test results.

  • Have you had a COVID-19 test and are still waiting for the results?
  • You are an active coronavirus (COVID-19) case.
  • In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with; any person diagnosed with COVID-19?; *any person who has COVID-19 like symptoms, and has not been tested by health authorities and confirmed to be not carrying the virus?
  • In the last 14 days you have travelled from overseas or a coronavirus (COVID -19) hotspot.

*Close contact means more than 15 minutes face-to-face or sharing a closed space for more than two hours.

For all other entry conditions, please visit the 
ICC Sydney’s website

Special Conditions of Entry to the ICC Sydney"

The International Convention Centre Sydney’s Event Safe Operating Guide

The ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Guide is a set of operating principles enabling the safe running of events in an environment transformed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The comprehensive set of protocols spans 16 key areas of event management and integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global’s VenueShield – a program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health authorities, medical and industry experts – which is deployed in ASM Global’s 325 worldwide facilities. The framework also operates within the safety protocols of Safe Work Australia’s Codes of Practices, which underpins how ICC Sydney works under the Work Health Safety law and, more recently, the COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles.

The plan further draws on ICC Sydney’s work with national and international industry bodies, to develop industry-wide protocols in response to COVID-19. These have been evolved into a venue specific framework, which that, together with our clients and their needs, allows us to begin confidently running in-person events.

ICC Sydney Event Safe Operating Guide PDF 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on +61 2 9280 3400 or at