Being COVID Safe

We can all work together to remain vigilant and COVID safe.

The York Festival has developed a COVID Safety Plan based on the latest advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), WA Department of Health via the COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines to ensure our patrons have a safe and enjoyable Festival experience.

These measures include an increased cleaning regime, physically distanced seating where possible, designated queuing spots, and hand sanitiser stations. We ask that all patrons remember to:

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From the 5 December 2020, it is mandatory for certain venues and businesses to maintain contact registers for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, if required. This includes venues such as theatres, galleries and performance spaces which applies to The York Festival.

Contact tracing will be conducted by The York Festival in three ways:

  • via our ticketing systems

  • using the state mandatory SafeWA app via QR codes at the front entrance

  • via hand written check in documents at the front entrance

To assist us in moving you into our venues as quickly as possible, we are requesting that all ticket holders please download the SafeWA app and register prior to arriving at our venues. Download the SafeWA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

On entry, please keep your mobile handy so that you can scan the QR code to register your attendance. Alternative registration systems will be available if required. Click here for more information.


If you feel unwell before a show, we ask that you please stay home in order to keep our community safe. Please contact us by email at ticketing@yorkfestival.com.au and we can assist with exchanging the value of your tickets for another event in the Festival.


For more information about the Western Australian Government’s COVID-19 response, please click here.

Acknowledgement of Country

The York Festival acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we gather, the Ballardong Noongar people, and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and we extend that respect to other First Australians today.

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