Australian live venues are gearing up for returns with the help of "industry-leading protocols" from leading venue management and services company, ASM Global. 

The LA-based company has announced new enhancements to its VenueShield program which will assist in the reopening of more than 325 venues around the world, including key arenas and stadiums in Australia like ANZ Stadium, Suncorp Stadium, Bankwest Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and RAC Arena in Perth. 

Already tested at a UFC event in Florida and an NRL match in Brisbane in May, the implentation of VenueShield has been "guided by scientific and medical research input from Drexel University College of Medicine" and "will provide ongoing recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation strategies" as more venues look to reopen in the coming weeks and months.

“VenueShield is the culmination of extensive and ongoing work by our Global Task Force to develop this industry-leading set of protocols that will ensure the highest levels of health and safety for our employees, entertainers, athletes and guests," President and CEO of ASM Global, Bob Newman, said.

"We appreciate the expertise provided by the world-class team of experts we have assembled.

"We look forward to growing the VenueShield program with our partners at AECOM, SERVPRO and Drexel University College of Medicine as we continue to reopen across the globe.”