COVID Event Safe
FPA Australia takes the health and safety of our Members and our Fire Australia attendees seriously. COVID safety has been at the forefront of our planning for Fire Australia 2021. While Fire Australia 2021 will still be the same event we all know and love, we have implemented some extra operating procedures to ensure a safe and successful event for everyone involved.
Some of the changes and additional operating procedures we have implemented in conjunction with the ICC Sydney:
- All food service via venue staff behind food safety screens
- Social distancing floor decals throughout our tradeshow and high traffic areas
- Additional ropes and bollards to assist with traffic flow at all entry and exits
- Hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue
- Touchless faucets will be available in dedicated toilet facilities
- Implementation of physical distancing queuing and operational planning
- Room capacity limits and social distanced seating in all conference rooms
- Increased cleaning of all touch surfaces throughout the venue
- Distributed government advisory signage on hygiene throughout the venue
- COVID safe external and internal signage
- Increased COVID-19 safety training for ICC Sydney team members, clients and contractors
Fire Australia will comply with all directives and safety measures outlined by the NSW state government and the ICC Sydney. See the below Event Safe Operating Guide from the ICC Sydney outlining all the COVID safe measures that will be implemented for Fire Australia 2021.
Special Conditions of Entry
We want to remind attendees to consider COVIDsafe practices and we ask that you reconsider your attendance if you answer yes to any of the below points:
- Do you have any COVID-19 like symptoms, however mild, including: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste. If so, please get tested and quarantine until you receive your test results.
- Have you had a COVID-19 test and are still waiting for the result?
- You are an active coronavirus (COVID-19) case.
- In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with; any person diagnosed with COVID-19?; *any person who has COVID-19 like symptoms, and has not been tested by health authorities and confirmed to be not carrying the virus?
- In the last 14 days you have travelled from overseas or a coronavirus (COVID -19) hotspot.
*Close contact means more than 15 minutes face-to-face or sharing a closed space for more than two hours.
For all other entry conditions, please visit the ICC Sydney’s website:
The International Convention Centre Sydney’s Event Safe Operating Guide
The ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Guide is a set of operating principles enabling the safe running of events in an environment transformed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The comprehensive set of protocols spans 16 key areas of event management and integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global’s VenueShield – a program of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health authorities, medical and industry experts – which is deployed in ASM Global’s 325 worldwide facilities. The framework also operates within the safety protocols of Safe Work Australia’s Codes of Practices, which underpins how ICC Sydney works under the Work Health Safety law and, more recently, the COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles.
The plan further draws on ICC Sydney’s work with national and international industry bodies, to develop industrywide protocols in response to COVID-19. These have been evolved into a venue specific framework, which that, together with our clients and their needs, allow us to begin confidently running in person events.
Public Transport Safety
Travelling to Fire Australia via Public Transport? View the Transport NSW’s COVID Safe travel advice and information via their website: