The Federal Government has endorsed advice to introduce further social distancing measures.

This includes the requirement that non-essential organised outdoor public gatherings of more than 500 people and indoor gatherings of 100 people should not occur. This includes, for example, gatherings in stadiums, theatres and other events where people are together in close proximity for a sustained period of time.

We want to reassure Canberrans that we are very well placed to manage the outbreak of COVID-19 here in the ACT, and we will continue to assess the implementation of public health measures in a proportionate manner. For the latest updates on COVID-19 in the ACT, visit


Until further notice, all sport and entertainment events at GIO Stadium, Manuka Oval, and Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) are now subject to conditions introduced by sporting codes, clubs and event promoters/owners in response to advice from the Federal and ACT Governments and ACT Health.

Venues Canberra is working with sporting codes, clubs, promoters and community groups on scheduling events in a closed stadium environment. Members and fans will not be permitted to attend upcoming sporting events until further advised.