COVID SAFE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Gold Coast Film Festival! We’re excited to welcome you back to the cinema or to one of our exciting special events. But first, please read our COVID Safe information below.
We’re committed to providing you with a COVID Safe Event and are taking steps to prioritise the health and safety of all. To keep GCFF COVID Safe, we need your help. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with GCFF’s COVID Safe Policy before booking and attending any GCFF event. Please follow the instructions of event staff and the COVID Safe Policy.
All attendees are required to provide contact information at booking or prior to entry. This may be through the ticketing information or QR codes on the day. This information is strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing in line with Government requirements.
On the day
We ask attendees to not attend Festival screenings or events if:
- You have experienced symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath in the last 14 days
- You or a member of your household has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- You or a member of your household has travelled overseas in the past 30 days
- You or a member of your household has travelled to a COVID-19 hotspot in Australia in the past 30 days
- If you are feeling unwell or experience any symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath, and are unable to attend your ticketed event, please contact GCFF at firstname.lastname@example.org or HOTA Box Office on 5588 4000 as soon as possible.
At the event
- Look for COVID Safe signage and follow directions of GCFF and venue staff.
- If you become unwell during the event, please notify GCFF or venue staff as soon as possible.
- It is everyone’s responsibility to provide a safe environment and we ask that you maintain 1.5m distancing wherever possible.
- All venue partners are committed to providing a safe and comfortable experience, and have increased cleaning frequency and providing hand sanitiser available on site.
Please visit our cinema and venue partner websites to learn more about each venue’s COVID Safe plans.
Update: Thursday 1 April, 2021
Restrictions for Queensland
From 12pm (midday) AEST Thursday 1 April 2021 to Thursday 15 April 2021, all of Queensland will be subject to the same restrictions:
- you must carry a face mask at all times and wear indoors, unless you have a lawful reason not to
- gatherings in private residences (homes and accommodation) are limited to 30 persons in total
- you can leave your home for any purpose. You can travel anywhere in Australia. Please note other states and territories may have restrictions in place that prevent you from travelling to them
- visitors to aged care facilities, disability accommodation services, hospitals and correctional facilities are restricted across the state
- restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing allowed.
- Hospitality businesses must keep an electronic customer register.
- Customers must check into venues and provide their contact details in case we need to contact you.
Masks for Queensland
- You must wear a mask in indoor spaces.
- It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.
- Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, if you have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.
- You can remove your mask to consume food or drink.
Anyone attending films and events at the Gold Coast Film Festival will be required to wear a face mask.
Please visit our partner venues’ website for more specific COVID details for each event.