Christmas Parties in 2020: How to be Covid Safe

02 DEC 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic will affect how businesses host their annual Christmas party during the festive season.

If your business is going ahead with hosting a Christmas party this year, it is important that you ensure the event is COVID safe and to take precautions to protect the health and safety of employees and other attendees.

How can you ensure the event is COVID safe?

It is important that any Christmas party has a COVID safe plan and a safety plan put in place for the safety and protection of the attendees.

In order to take all precautions necessary to ensure that your Christmas party is COVID safe, amongst other factors, a business should comply with the following recommendations to maintain the safety of the event:

1.      Comply with the Government’s COVID safe requirements and social distancing requirements, specifically the maximum number of individuals allowed in certain spaces and the registration of attendees;

2.      Continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene, including sanitising hands and wearing face masks where appropriate; and

3.      Ensure that individuals in attendance at the Christmas party have not been in contact with anyone who may be suspected of having COVID-19 or has attended a region identified by the Government as a hot spot for COVID-19.

How can we help?

If you are looking to host a Christmas party this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, and if you require tailored advice to ensure your event is COVID safe, please contact Aaran Johnson on or Simon Kumar on or by phoning 02 4626 5077 for a short discussion to see how we can assist.

The contents of this publication are for reference purposes only. This publication does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought separately before taking any action based on this publication.

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