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
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