MCEC extends temporary closure amid Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has made the “difficult” decision to extend its temporarily closure to the public.

The closure will now remain in effect until midnight on 31 August, with a decision on reopening to take into consideration any further developments in Victoria’s COVID-19 situation.

“The extended closure will allow more time to develop our VenueSafe plans for our return to business, and to work with the relevant authorities to ensure we are best positioned to provide our employees, customers and visitors with the confidence they need for when our doors reopen,” MCEC said in an update on its website.

“We are working hard to ensure MCEC can continue to be Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspiring events by ensuring we have the right public health measures in place when we reopen.”

Victoria recorded 238 new coronavirus cases today – the tenth day in a row that the state has suffered a triple-digit increase in cases.

Featured image source: MCEC/Peter Bennetts