The 2021 Multicultural Festival will be held in accordance with SA Health directions and operating under a COVID Management Plan.

This page will be updated regularly based on changes to restrictions effecting the event.

Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy the 2021 Multicultural Festival and stay safe. Please do not attend the event if you:

  • have in the last 14 days; returned or arrived from overseas, interstate (where cross border restrictions are in place)
  • have been in contact with someone who has been in casual or close contact with a proven confirmed case of coronavirus
  • are unwell or displaying any COVID-19 symptoms

COVID Marshals

A dedicated team of COVID Marshals will be active at the 2021 Multicultural Festival.

Please follow all directions given to you by COVID Marshals while at the event.

If you have any concerns about COVID safety, please speak to a COVID Marshal, event staff or event security.

Cancelled event

In the unfortunate circumstance that the event needs to be cancelled, communications will be issued via the 2021 Multicultural Festival Facebook event page and online.

Interstate or overseas travellers

If you have in the last 14 days returned or arrived from overseas, interstate (where cross border restrictions are in place) you may not be permitted to attend an event with a COVID Management Plan.

Visit the SA Health website to check the latest travel restrictions and confirm you are allowed to attend. For specific advice, call the dedicated SA COVID-19 Information line (9am to 5pm, 7 days) on 1800 253 787.

Non-compliance and Incident Policy

Upon arrival at the event, for COVID-19 safety and contact tracing purposes, it is a condition of entry that all attendees Check-In using the QR code or by completing the Contact Tracing Record.

Non-compliance with event’s COVID-19 safety requirements, for example physical distancing and mask wearing (required in some event areas) may result in individuals being asked to leave or be removed from the event.

Capacity limits

The 2021 Multicultural Festival is an open-air site that will have various areas within it. Some of these areas have set capacity limits that will be controlled and monitored by COVID Marshals and event staff. These areas will have capacity signage to assist attendees.

Frequently asked questions

How do I check-in at the event?

Upon entry all individuals must check in by scanning the QR code using the COVID SAfe app or by completing the Contact Tracing Record located at the entry gate.

Will there be hand sanitiser for attendees?

Hand sanitiser stations will be located throughout the event at key locations including at the entry gate, toilet facilities, activity areas, event information stand and back-stage.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

Current SA Health advice encourages people to wear face masks when distancing of 1.5m is not possible.

When wearing a face mask ensure your face mask is covering your mouth and nose.

Please be respectful to others as reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious.

Please read the signs at the event to ensure you are following the requirements for that area and follow any instructions provided by COVID Marshals, event staff and security.

More information about wearing a mask is available on the SA Health website.

Can I eat or drink at the event?

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from stallholders at the event.

Seating will be available around the event for you to enjoy your food and drinks. Masks are not required when consuming food or beverages.

What do I need to do to keep myself and others safe?

Please take into account the following COVID Safe practices:

  • Do not attend the event if you have COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms
  • Upon arrival check-in using the QR code or by completing the Contact Tracing Record
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with your arm or a tissue to stop the spread of germs. Dispose of tissues thoughtfully and then wash or sanitise your hands
  • Avoid physical greetings such as handshakes, kisses and hugs
  • Keep 1.5 meters physical distance from others when able
  • Wear a face mask where physical distancing is not possible
  • Practice good hand hygiene (washing and sanitising hands often)
  • If you are vulnerable or have medical concerns, talk to your doctor for further advice
  • Follow the instructions of COVID Marshals, Event Staff and signage when on site
  • Report any concerns to COVID Marshals, Event Staff and signage when on site.

How is the 2021 Multicultural Festival complying with physical distance requirements?

All attendees are reminded to keep at least 1.5 meter distance wherever possible outside of groups that regularly associate with each other.

Capacity limits will apply in a number of event areas including when participating in any programmed event activities within the Demonstration and Activity Area and Art and Craft Zone and any other defined spaces such as the First Aid tent, toilet facilities, stalls and backstage area.

All attendees are encouraged to wear a face mask particularly where physical distancing of 1.5 meters is not possible.

What is the cleaning approach at the 2021 Multicultural Festival?

A dedicated cleaning contract for cleaning services is in place for the event.

Cleaning staff will be continually monitoring and cleaning all areas of the event site with surfaces and high-touch areas cleaned and sanitised frequently as a priority.

If there is a COVID-19 positive case, how will I know what to do?

Contact tracing information is collected from all individuals upon arrival through the COVID SAfe Check-In using the QR code or by completing the Contact Tracing Record. If required, this data will be provided to SA Health for contact tracing purposes.

In this scenario, SA Health personnel will use this information to communicate with those affected and provide further instructions.

Do I have to be vaccinated to attend the 2021 Multicultural Festival?

It is not a requirement that you have received a COVID vaccine to attend the 2021 Multicultural Festival.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and the ones you love from COVID-19. We can all continue to play our part in stopping the spread.

All people aged 12 and over can now book a COVID-19 vaccination.

For more information about vaccinations please visit

What other measures does 2021 Multicultural Festival have in place?

The 2021 Multicultural Festival will operate under a COVID-19 Management Plan approved by SA Health coupled with a comprehensive Risk Management Plan for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

All participating staff, contractors, suppliers and community groups are also briefed about COVID-19 Safety and requirements prior to the event by Multicultural Affairs as the event organiser.

These groups are also encouraged or required to complete the online COVID-19 training and awareness course depending upon their role.

Where can I find the latest information about COVID-19 in Australia?

Information, advice and updates about current directions and restrictions that apply in South Australia along with other useful COVID Safety information

SA Health's website or call the dedicated COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787. This information line operates 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.