Bawley Bush Retreat Covid safety

The NSW government further relaxed its Covid rules applicable from 7 December 2020 but we are not quite back to normal. Bawley Bush Retreat has a registered Covid Safe plan but each DIY retreat/event using our property is required to develop its own Covid Safe plan specific to their activity for the safety of their clients and/or guests. By law each event plan still has to be registered (with the government). It's not hard to prepare. To help you prepare include our venue-specific words below into your plan and then add items specific to your event sourced from the relevant section NSW government Covid rules.  When you've registered it email a copy to us before arrival. Our rules follow:-

Electronic entry: All guests and contractors using Bawley Bush Retreat are required to sign in electronically. That can be done by using our QR codes at the office on the entry road or at the venue.

Excluded entry: Any arrival experiencing cold/flu symptoms is denied entry to Bawley Bush Retreat and is advised to get Covid tested.

Sanitising: All visitors are advised to wash hands frequently and to use hand sanitisers  

Capacities:  The 1#:2sqm rule now applies to both indoor and outdoor event components of our venue. Subject to our venue maximum of 120#, this means that at any one time there can be up to 65 event guests in the indoor foyer/function room (130sqm), 35# in the adjacent lounge room (70sqm) and up to 40# on the covered verandas. There are now no Covid limitations on cottage accommodation capacity and we can sleep up to 35 people on site depending on bed configuration requirements.

Dancing/Entertainment: Up to 50# are now permitted to use a dance floor. But please note some singing restrictions remain in place. Check rules to comply. 

Sub-contractors: Event principals are to ensure that their catering and other subcontractors have their own Covid-safe plans in place for their staff and their interaction with your guests. 

Covid Marshall: It is the law that each event principal appoints a badged or high-viz Covid Marshall whose responsibility it is to ensure that the entire event plan, including capacity maximums, is continuously implemented throughout the event.

Latest information: Go to for latest information that relates to your specific event application and include that in your own plan.  

Formal compliance: To register your event use this link to NSW govt site Fines for non-compliance remain very large. Ensure that your event plan is not only communicated to us but to your clients or guests, contractors and/or others who might be involved in your event.