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RIVERLIGHTS MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL  COVID-19

Riverlights Multicultural Festival will bring the community together in a COVID Safe way to celebrate diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences.

In line with the current advice from NSW Health, Riverlights is currently proceeding as planned.

The events staff at Riverlights have put in a number of measures to help reduce the risks for COVID-19:

  • The footprint of the event will extend over  a number of locations including, the NAB carpark,  The Shared Zone and the Riverwalk to spread crowd numbers throughout  a larger site.

  • Attendance at Riverlights has been limited to 1 person per 4 square metres.

  • A number of hands free sanitizer stations have been purchased and will be scattered throughout the events sites, as well as bottles of hand sanitizer at activity areas.

  • All event attendees will be required to check in via the QR code on entry to spaces.

Riverlights Multicultural Festival will have a detailed COVID-19 Safety Plan and will require attendees to check in, maintain appropriate social distancing, and abide by all COVID-19 recommendations whilst attending the event.

If you are planning to be an event attendee, please respect the advice from NSW Health, which encourages you to:

  • Stay home and not attend if you are feeling unwell

  • Stay home and not attend if you have been to a country considered at higher risk in the past 14 days

Symptoms of COVID-19 Include:

  • Fever (37.5 ° Or Higher)

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Shortness of Breath (Difficulty Breathing)

  • Runny Nose

  • Loss of Taste

  • Loss of Smell

Other Reported Symptoms Include:

  • Fatigue

  • Acute Blocked Nosed (Congestion)

  • Muscle Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Headache

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Loss of Appetite.

Unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis have also been reported as symptoms of COVID-19.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

We ask that all event attendees practice simple hygiene by:

  • Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water (additional hand washing stations will be available at the event), or use an alcohol-based hand rub

  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow.

  • Using hand sanitiser

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Maitland Events will continue to monitor and adhere to all advise relating to COVID-19 from NSW Health and will communicate with the public if any changes occur.