COVID-Safe Policy Update

An overview of how you can keep yourself and others safe while at our venue, Brunswick Mechanics. Updated January 13, 2022.

We are working through the challenges and changes that this new omnipresent wave brings. We remain committed to prioritising the safety and health of our communities, artists, peers and friends and safely welcoming you back to our space when it is appropriate to.

In the meantime, our staff are working remotely, and access to our theatre and studio is limited, to minimise movement and spreading the virus.

What you can expect when attending Brunswick Mechanics ––
Please note these are conditions of entry.

Fully vaccinated condition of entry
In line with government guidelines all guests (whether you’re a visitor, artist, presenter, team member or anyone else working with us) must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption for entry.

Wear a fitted mask (and keep it on) when visiting
Please wear a mask at all times, apart from when you’re eating or drinking. If you don’t have one, there are disposable masks available.
Artists are required to wear masks while performing.

Check in with our QR Contact Tracing Code
Using your mobile phone, you must scan the QR code on entry and follow the prompts, to register your details. If you need help with getting the QR code to work, please give a Next Wave staff members a shout. This data will be important if there is a case reported on site. All data is confidential and not provided to third-parties. If you do not have a mobile phone, please leave your name and contact details on the form provided by staff to support contact tracing.

Practice good hygiene
Hand sanitizer stations are on-site in multiple spots at Brunswick Mechanics. Use it when you arrive at Brunswick Mechanics, and after handling items, eating or touching surfaces.

Keep your distance
Maintain a distance of 1.5m from other visitors on site. Adhere to maximum room capacities as directed at the entry way to different spaces and signage at Brunswick Mechanics.

Observe Room Capacity Signage
Please adhere to room capacity signage. You may be asked to wait outside venue until the room capacity will allow entry.

Stay home if you’re feeling unwell
Yes, we miss you too but please stay home if you’re feeling unwell. Attending our venue when you’re feeling unwell puts yourself and others at risk, please do not visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.

Be patient and kind to staff and other visitors
Please be patient as we navigate our new COVID normal. You are welcome to send feedback about your experience to

Our venue is undergoing enhanced cleaning throughout the day.

As Government recommendations evolve we will continue to update information about visiting. We encourage you to keep an eye on Next Wave socials for regular updates on programming via ↘︎

Updated January 13, 2022

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