Positive news from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) as it is now authorised to organise events at up to 75 per cent capacity per event space, to a maximum of 5,000 attendees. The Victorian Government has approved MCEC’s COVIDSafe Event plan under the name VenueSafe Plan and the Centre now has the green light to host larger meetings.
Obviously, these events will undergo the strict health and safety restrictions in place, which include methods to ensure contact tracing, changes to food and beverage service and physical distancing, as well as preventing attendance at events by delegates from designated red zones.
Peter King, Chief Executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, said: “Whilst we have been innovative throughout the pandemic to ensure continued use of the space, we are thrilled to be able to host exhibitions and other events again. At MCEC we are incredibly proud to be acknowledged as a standout venue for COVID-safety, as our customer health and comfort is our top priority.”