From 17 December visitors to HOTA will be required to be fully vaccinated. Check our FAQs here.

Queensland's COVID Vaccine Plan – Conferences/Events/Venue hire FAQs

Queensland’s COVID Vaccine Plan – Conferences/Events/Venue hire FAQs

In line with the Queensland Government plan, from Friday 17 December all audiences and visitors to HOTA will be required to be fully vaccinated to be in our buildings or attending our activities.

These new measures are a condition of entry to HOTA, whether you are a resident or visitor to the City. It means that everybody on site will need to be fully vaccinated, unless you are medically exempt. Visitors will still be required to check in using the QLD Government app.

As HOTA implements these regulations, we appreciate your understanding and support.

What is the Queensland Government plan?

From 17 December, visitors to HOTA will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend events and be in our buildings. This also extends to our staff, artists and contractors.

To find out more visit the Queensland Government website, here.

What does this mean for me?

If you are 16+ on the day of your visit, you will be required to have received both doses of an approved vaccination to attend events and activities at HOTA.

What happens when my guests arrive?

On arrival your guests aged 16+ will be required to register on the QLD Check In app and provide evidence of vaccination. These are conditions of entry and HOTA will refuse entry to any guest who is unable to comply with these requirements.

Do my delegates and guests need to be vaccinated?

Yes, from 17 December all guests and visitors to HOTA will be required to vaccinated. You can read more about the plan here.

How will you check vaccination compliance?

You will need to present a vaccination certificate – either digital or hard copy – upon entering HOTA.

This includes a digital certificate in your Apple Wallet or Android Digital Wallet, a digital or printed copy of your vaccine certificate issued by Medicare. The QLD Check In app can also host your vaccine certificate and you can read how to upload it here.

What if my guests do not have a smart phone?

We will provide a manual check in process, but your guests will still be required to prove their vaccination status.

Are my event suppliers required to be vaccinated?

Yes, any event suppliers coming to HOTA will be required to be vaccinated.

How will you check vaccination status?

We will provide staff to check the vaccination status of all delegates and guests. You are required to support HOTA in this implementation.

Should I inform guests ahead of the event?

Yes, we advise that all guests are informed ahead of time. You can refer them to HOTAs frequently asked questions, here, as well as the Queensland Government plan here.

Can I reduce the number of guests to be compliant?

No, as HOTA is required to operate within Queensland Government plan, all staff, visitors, artists, contractors to be vaccinated. You can read more about that here.

I have guests who are medically exempt from receiving a vaccination, can they still attend the event at HOTA?

Yes, although they will be required to provide evidence as well as identification to verify its validity.

What if I want to cancel my event?

Speak with our Sales team to seek an alternative date or to request a refund.

Have more questions?

You can view more FAQs on the HOTA website here.
You can view more FAQs on the Queensland Government website here.

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