COVID - 19

COVID statement

Through collaboration with our clients and the close monitoring of government advice, we have gained a deeper understanding of the event challenges and requirements during this period. As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your health and safety, whilst at Black Dog Institute events we intend to introduce a range of enhanced measures to safeguard the wellbeing of everyone who attends. COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are subject to change and Black Dog Institute will comply with all recommendations as required.

Our COVID-19 safe plan can be found HERE

1. Physical distancing

Government requirements of 1.5 meters will be strictly adhered to 

2. PPE

All staff, volunteers, suppliers will wear personal protective equipment as required

3. Hand sanitiser

Stations will be provided within the event village for everyone to sanitise and keep safe

4. QR rego

Contactless registration and minimal touch points throughout event

5. Delayed start time

There will be a slightly delayed start time to comply with COVID restrictions

6. First aid

First Aid services wil be provided to assist and support throughout the events

7. Covid safety 

A COVID Safety Officer will ensure all safety requirements are met 

8. Additional cleaning 

There will be additional cleaners on site to ensure cleanliness is optimised

9. COVID safe app

Please download the COVID safe app from any app store for further security

*Please do not attend our events if you are unwell*

If the event is cancelled

If COVID-19 restrictions leave us with no alternative but to cancel the events, you will have three options regarding your registration fee. You can either:

1. Convert

Change you registration fee to a donation

2. Delay

Carry your registration fee to the next event

3. Refund*

Get a refund of your registration fee

* Please note that refunds will only apply to the fee paid for registration. Generally, donations are non-refundable.. They will make a huge difference to people living with mental illness and we are very grateful. If you have any queries about this or do need a refund on a donation, please email and we will assess on a case by case basis