The latest updates, resources and case studies on the Coronavirus


The Venue Management Association (VMA) – representing venue managers and industry suppliers from more than 300 stadiums, convention and exhibition centres, performing arts centres, arenas, racetracks, showgrounds and other public assembly venues, continues to monitor the developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on venues of all types and the industry in general.

We are gathering information in order to understand the extent of its impact and provide the latest information on the issue and any recommended precautions. We will continue to provide our members with reputable sources of information relevant to our industry to assist you and your organisations.

Through this period of uncertainty we, like many of our members, have taken the decision to postpone or cancel our face to face events to ensure the health and safety of our members and industry participants.

Our team are continuing to seek updates and share information with all of our members, as we receive them.

As we continue to gather resources that will assist you navigate your way through the current health and economic crisis facing us the VMA wants to encourage all members to share their case studies and resources that may assist fellow members in the industry.

The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) is delighted to share the final version of the LEIF Operating Guidelines developed by and for our industry.

The Live Entertainment Industry Forum (LEIF) is delighted to share the Economic Contribution of the Live Entertainment Industry report produced by EY.

As part of the VMA’s COVID-19 response the first 2 seasons of the VMA Digital Series are available to Play on Demand. Featuring many of our industry leading Instructors along with special guests, the VMA Digital Series explores key topics on our road to recovery. Check out all the sessions here.


Latest Available Resources

Case Studies

Case Study – Perth Concert Hall

COVID-19 – A massive disruption but a big opportunity

Venue Management School – Business Risk & Resilience Course Notes

Protect Your Workplace’s Online Security – especially during a crisis

Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts industry

How to work with your event partner on rescheduling events

From face-to-face to Virtual: How to turn your event into a virtual experience

Real-time resilience strategies for coping with Coronavirus

Business Continuity & Resilience – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 1 of 8)

Vivaticket creates new website page for clients due to the impacts of COVID-19

NZ’s Spark Arena transformed into food distribution centre during COVID-19

Venue Deep Clean – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 2 of 8)

COVID-19 – Analysis of the Australian Government’s Job Keeper program

IAVM’s Academic Committee to Launch Live ZOOM Q&A Sessions Between Industry Executives and Student Members/Young Professionals Beginning Thursday (23, April)

Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors – Johns Hopkins

Business Impact Analysis – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 3 of 8)

Business Continuity Management – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 4 of 8)

Readiness & Resilience – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 5 of 8)

Why Matters …. Find your purpose and success will follow. A PD session from VSG Advantage Training

Legal Issues from COVID-19 for Venues – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 6 of 8)

Get Control of Your Email, Outlook, and Mobile Device with Mike Song – VSG Advantage Training

Guide to reopening theatrical venues – PACC Advisory Committee

Contractual & Related Liability Considerations – IAVM’s ZOOMcast series (part 7 of 8)

Global framework for reopening exhibitions and B2B trade events post the emergence from COVID-19 – UFI

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Good Practice Guidance Reopening Business Events

AALARA Reopening Guide

Code of Practice Portable Toilets HRIA

Work Health & Safety Issues for employers as Australia returns to work

NZ Events Sector – Voluntary Code 2020 addressing COVID-19 – FINAL

Conventions & Incentives NZ COVID-19 Safer Meetings Plan

SkyCity (AUS/NZ) COVID-19 Health Management Response

Eden Park Trust – Super Rugby Aotearoa Health & Safety COVID-19 Plan Level 1

Eden Park Trust – Super Rugby Aotearoa COVID-19 Plan Level 2

Eden Park Trust – Super Rugby Aotearoa Additional COVID-19 Measures

EVANZ COVID 19 Reception Areas Poster

EVANZ COVID 19 Exposure Response Plan template

EVANZ COVID 19 Exposure Incident Report template

EVANZ COVID 19 Contact Tracing Register template

EVANZ COVID 19 Return to Work Plan Level 1

EVANZ COVID 19 Return to Work Plan Level 2

ICC Sydney – EventSafe Operating Framework

Eventbrite’s COVID-19 Safety Playbook for Events

Guidelines for COVID Safe Auditions, Rehearsals and Performances

COVID Safe Touring Guidelines

COVID-Safe Theatre Guidelines

APB Risk & Safety Resources Page

Guidelines for COVID safe auditions, rehearsals and performances

COVID safe touring guidelines

COVID safe theatre guidelines

Sustainability Fund guidelines

Live Music Australia program 

Live Music Australia program guidelines

Case Study Submissions

If you are a member or organisation within the venue industry and would like to share your case study, then please fill out the below form for our team to update. Alternatively email your material to

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