MCEC’s event capacity increases to 75 per cent

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) can now host up to 5,000 attendees, following the implementation of stricter health and safety measures to keep customers safe.

MCEC has an approved COVID-safe event plan from the Victorian government and is allowed to hold seated or standing events of up to 75 per cent capacity.

These approved measures include methods to ensure contact tracing, changes to food and beverage service and physical distancing, as well as preventing attendance at events by delegates from designated red zones.

Each prospective event organiser seeking to hold their event at MCEC can work with venue staff to ensure their type of event complies with the approved MCEC plan, and that they provide any required additional information to Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services so that their event is safe.

MCEC chief executive Peter King said he was excited to see the gradual return of events to the venue.

“Whilst we have been innovative throughout the pandemic to ensure continued use of the space, we are thrilled to be able to host exhibitions and other events again,” he said.

“At MCEC, we are incredibly proud to be acknowledged as a standout venue for COVID safety, as our customer health and comfort is our top priority.”

You can check out MCEC’s VenueSafe Plan here.

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