Live Performance Australia have today released its guidelines for COVID-safe touring and performance. 

The peak body has shared the documents today which covers safe practice for touring, auditions, rehearsals and performances, as well as an update to guidelines for theatres, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The resumption of live performance touring will be a complex process," stated the touring guidelines. 

"A careful, stepwise process needs to be implemented to ensure the safety of artists, arts workers, service providers, audiences and the wider community."

“These guidelines have been reviewed by medical experts and will help our industry understand what they need to do to keep our performing arts venues and workplaces safe," said LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson

“People in our industry are passionate about getting back to work and engaging and entertaining live audiences, but safety must be our top priority to ensure the well-being of our workers and audiences."

“As public health restrictions are eased in different states and territories, these guidelines will help the industry reopen, restart and rebuild following the devastating impact of COVID-19.”

“In addition to the emergency funding assistance that governments have provided to help our industry through this crisis, enabling our companies to reactivate and our performers to get back on stage in front of audiences is the best form of support they need," continued Richardson. 

"These guidelines provide the pathway for reopening venues and bringing our live performance industry back to life in the months ahead."

Additional guidelines for "events of scale" (large concerts, music festivals and more) are currently being developed by the recently formed LEIF group

Read the LPA guidelines at the links below. 

- COVID-Safe Touring Guidelines

- Guidelines for COVID-Safe Auditions, Rehearsals and Performances

- COVID-Safe Theatre Guidelines