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These COVID-19 guidelines are correct as of 14 October 2021. As Government restrictions evolve, we will continue to update information about the Mardi Gras Festival here.
Closer to each event date, all ticketholders will receive email correspondence containing the safety measures we have introduced and any associated direction from the Mardi Gras team.
We also recommend that you visit each participating venue website for their specific COVID-19 conditions of entry.
Are you experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or taste? Please seek medical attention and stay at home.
If you are awaiting COVID test results or have recently returned from overseas or a COVID hotspot, please do not attend Mardi Gras events.
For the health and safety of yourself and others, we recommend attendees over the age of 12 to wear a face mask. Consider how you could get creative and make a statement with your face mask; think glitter, paints, embroidery, or iron-on patches.
Wash your hands with soap and sanitise regularly in the bathrooms or at the sanitising stations located throughout the many venues involved in the Mardi Gras Festival. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Please remain in your allocated seat and limit your movement around the venue.
Stay 1.5 metres away from other people where possible and avoid close contact with people you do not live with. Queue where indicated, don’t congregate, and observe all lift limits. Refrain from activities that could contribute to the spread of COVID-19, including handshakes, hugs, kisses, and the sharing of food, utensils and cups.
Download the COVIDSafe app and remember you will need to keep your phone turned on, and the app open, for it to work.
Check in to venues using COVID Safe Check-in. You will be notified via the Service NSW app, phone or email if there is an outbreak at a location you have visited.
If possible, use debit and credit cards instead of cash.
On-the-spot fines may be issued to people breaching the public health order as part of the COVID-19 restrictions.
For the latest Government health advice and COVID-19 restrictions, please check the NSW Government website: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
Mardi Gras will roll out a range of health and safety initiatives at the Parade in line with local health guidelines, including:
If you have a medical exemption from vaccination and would like to attend the Parade please contact us here.
Crowd Management & Social distancing
Onsite Services and Medical Checks
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on.
We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to other First Nations peoples.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.