This week, Dr Jamie Ranse was interviewed on ABC24 News Australia regarding mass gathering events and COVID-19 (coronavirus). In particular, this interview focused on reopening / recommencing events.
This interview highlighted that:
- The decision to recommence events should be based on individual event characteristics, rather than the number of participants expected at the event,
- Event organisers need to consider additional strategies to enhance public health measures (such as physical distancing), particularly at the points of expected crowd congestion,
- Any gathering of crowds could result in an increase in the transmission of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.