MCEC welcomes events as capacity increase is approved

The MCEC team

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is now able to host events at up to 75 per cent capacity per event space, to a maximum of 5,000 attendees, following the implementation of stringent health and safety measures.

MCEC has an approved COVIDSafe Event plan from the Victorian Government, and approved measures include methods to ensure contact tracing, changes to F&B service and physical distancing, as well as preventing attendance at events by delegates from designated red zones.

MCEC found creative ways to make use of their large spaces during this time

Meanwhile, the convention centre’s own VenueSafe Plan includes restricting building access to event attendees only, with no general public access allowed; health check stations at each entry point, including access to regular hand sanitising; frequent routine cleaning and signage prominently displayed to indicate 1.5 metre physical distancing; and training employees on Covid-19 safety and sanitisation protocols.

Peter King, chief executive of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, said MCEC is excited to see the gradual return of events to the venue.

“While 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,” he said.

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