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Mandatory vaccination for Adelaide Festival Centre entry

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The Adelaide Festival Centre has joined a growing list of South Australian venues to mandate double vaccination for all staff and patrons.

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The Centre, host of major arts events including the Adelaide Festival, Cabaret Festival and OzAsia, announced a short time ago that all patrons over the age of 16 will be required to show proof of full vaccination from December 29.

The order applies to all Adelaide Festival Centre venues and staff, with the direction covering the Festival Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Patrons who have an official medical exemption signed by the chief public health officer will need to provide this to the Festival Centre prior to entry.

The centre said the mandate applies to all major upcoming festival events hosted by the Festival Centre, including the Adelaide Festival in March next year.

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and artistic director Douglas Gautier said the move would ensure the organisation could continue to host live events.

“As a major performing arts venue, we understand how significant this decision is in helping the performing arts industry and home companies get back on track and to maintaining business continuity,” he said.

“We thank our valued patrons, partners and staff for their cooperation and understanding.”

It comes after the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Hindmarsh Stadium all announced double vaccination mandates for patrons two weeks ago.

Their orders have been in place since Tuesday, November 23.

Zoos SA also followed suit with a mandate for both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto, with their vaccination policy coming into force from today.

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