Theatres band together on no vax no entry

A group of Sydney theatres has decided on their own COVID policies in the interest of safety.
the silhouettes of three performers in front of a red curtain

The NSW State Government relaxed its COVID public health order earlier this month with most venues now allowing people to enter unmasked and unvaccinated. But a group of Sydney theatre companies are enforcing their own COVID rules until at least 31 January 2022.

A collective of 11 Sydney theatres including Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company have created a joint COVID policy that goes beyond what is mandated by the State government.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).