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MCEC to reopen on November 5

Events order book dusted off and primed to take bookings

An announcement that the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will officially reopen its doors on November 5, aligns with the Victorian Government’s roadmap to reopening which will take place when the state reaches its 80 percent double dose vaccination target.

The MCEC will initially operate with a limit of up to 150 vaccinated attendees at a density cap of one person per four square meters with updated capacities to come.

Under Victoria’s roadmap policy vaccination is to be a requirement for all public events and  anyone attending events at the MCEC or similar venues will need to be fully vaccinated and able to verify their vaccination status upon arrival.

An excited MCEC CEO, Peter King said he can’t wait to feel the heartbeat of Melbourne’s city come back to life and welcome visitors through MCEC’s doors again.

“It’s been a long time coming and it is a relief to be able to again plan events and connect with our customers,” he said.

MCEC is also looking into a vaccination policy for staff and has outlined a range of COVIDSafe practices which will continue to be updated these along with ongoing government guidelines.

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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