Talk2 Media & Events COVID-19 Plan

With some events cancelling across the country, we know that many in our community are asking questions about our shows taking place this year.

With many shows happening across Australia this year, the Talk2 ME team continues to plan confidently for 2020 and beyond. We currently have no plans to postpone or cancel any shows.

As we move closer towards our show dates, we are grateful for the ongoing support from our exhibitors and attendees who continue to register for the show. We have not experienced any substantial impacts so far.

 

Health & Safety

The Talk2 ME team are monitoring the situation as it unfolds and working with the relevant health authorities at the State and Federal level.

Duty of care to those involved in our show is our highest priority. We’re carefully considering and consulting with experts on what the appropriate sanitary, health and other measures should be, to ensure these are implemented on the show floor in accordance with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

While the COVID-19 situation has caused panic amongst the Australians, it is our collective responsibility to focus on facts and to act with common sense and sound judgement.

 

FAQs about COVID-19

What are the general health recommendations during shows as a result of COVID-19?

The following guidelines are set out by the WHO and the Australian Government:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough;
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices

What are the first signs of infection of COVID-19?

Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.   It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.

What if I have concerns about recent development of symptoms onsite?

Our central point of contact will be at the Organisers office located on the show floor, which is staffed at all times during show hours.

What happens if detection occurs?

Once detection has occurred event security in consultation with Talk2Media will notify venue security Operations Manager who will escort the individual to the first aid room for isolation.  The local state Department of Health will be called to discuss further actions.

In the case of a potential symptomatic individual, Emergency 000 would be notified first before proceeding to a hospital or centre for disease control.

 

COVID-19 Resources

World Health Organisation

Australian Government – Department of Health

Victoria Government – Department of Health and Human Services

Queensland Government – Department of Health

New South Wales Government – Department of Health

Western Australia Government – Department of Health

 

As this unprecedented situation is changing every day, we remain watchful but also focused on delivering the best shows possible for all parties involved.