Industry Events May Return From July As PM Scraps 100-Person Limit

Will we attend conferences again sooner than we thought?

With most spas and clinics now back open and bookings filling up fast, life feels somewhat normal again, but what we’re all waiting for is the return of industry conferences, expos, and summits. This might now happen sooner than we thought with the PM announcing some very positive news, as reported by Spice Magazine’s Brittney Levinson.

National Cabinet has agreed to remove the 100-person limit on non-essential indoor gatherings that was initially included in the country’s three-step COVID-safe framework, and replace it with a one person per four square metres rule. The last step of the framework is planned to be completed in July, with each state and territory to determine when exactly to implement this change in policy.

This new rule means that the amount of people allowed at any non-essential event will depend on its size. “Now, that will mean obviously for much larger premises that will provide much greater scope,” Scott Morrison told media on Friday.

With all aesthetics and beauty conferences that were due to happen within the past three months rescheduled to later this year or early next year, it means that organisers won’t have to worry about having to scale down, as long as they can provide four square metres per attendee. Also due to recommence under step three of the COVID-safe framework is interstate travel, which would allow people to attend industry events Australia-wide.

While it has been great to see most brands pivot to a virtual education offering, and practitioners making use of as much webinar content as they can, we cannot wait to see our industry learn and connect in person again.

Our very own industry event, BEAUTY & SPA Insiders will take place on Monday, October 26, 2020, bringing together wellness, beauty, and aesthetics experts. Get your early bird tickets here.

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