The NSW Government has launched a new plan and resources to support public space managers in their efforts amid COVID-19.

covid safe summer The COVID Safe Summer Plan has five components aligned to the current public health orders:

  • Mark out safe distancing in parklands and popular open spaces 
  • Promote the ‘keep a towel length between you’ campaign 
  • Deliver a COVID-Safe summer program of events in parklands and public spaces 
  • Support local businesses in high streets, plazas and precincts  
  • Work with councils 

The COVID Safe Summer Plan also aims to support local businesses by encouraging more outdoor dining in the lead up to Christmas-New Year and the summer months.

The COVID Safe Summer webpage on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website includes the following resources for download:

1. COVID Safe Summer Plan
2. COVID Safe Summer Guide plus five attachments:
  • New Local - hidden gems of less known public spaces that local communities can walk and cycle to
  • Case Studies - a selection of local and international ‘case studies’ that demonstrate COVID Safe measures currently being undertaken
  • Resources - a guide for public space managers including insights and links to help keep the community stay safe during the pandemic
  • Beach Messages - a quick tool for public space managers so they can support local communities with COVID Safety around water
  • How To Guide: Marking Out Places for People – a quick tool for public space managers on how to mark out places for people