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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre unveils VenueSafe Plan

Boosting visitor confidence is a key focus for the venue as the city grapples with re-imposed lockdown restrictions

MCEC has launched a VenueSafe Plan to ensure event planners that the venue will be ready when it is safe to reopen.
MCEC has launched a VenueSafe Plan to ensure event planners that the venue will be ready when it is safe to reopen. Photo Credit:MCEC

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has launched a VenueSafe Plan to ensure event planners that the venue will be ready when it is safe to reopen.

The move comes as the Victorian capital grapples with a new wave of Covid-19 infections and renewed lockdown measures. MCEC also recently announced that it will remain closed until 31 August.

“We’ve been working hard to ensure we have the right health measures in place to give our customers, visitors and people the confidence they need when our doors reopen,” Peter King, MCEC chief executive, said. “It’s safe to say that things may look a little different. However, we’re confident that with new measures in place as part of our VenueSafe Plan, customers can continue to enjoy Melbourne’s leading destination for big ideas and inspirational events, when it is safe to return to our venue.”

 The MCEC VenueSafe Plan features a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing practices including:

Additional resources and support

MCEC’s safety and security team have been established as dedicated VenueSafe Advisors within the business, to work alongside employees, customers and contractors to ensure that MCEC and Victorian Government health measures are followed. All employees will be trained on coronavirus (COVID-19) safety and sanitisation protocols.

Changes to venue access

When it is safe to reopen, MCEC will only be open to events and visitors in attendance - it will not be possible to use MCEC as a public thoroughfare to the surrounding precinct. Entry screening points will be located at all MCEC entry and exit points, this includes hand sanitising and temperature checks prior to entry. Sanitisation stations containing at least 60% alcohol have been distributed across MCEC at key entry points, customer service desks and other high traffic areas. Frequency of routine cleaning has increased across the venue and the sanitisation of high frequency touch point areas is a priority.

For more details, visit: mcec.com.au/venuesafe