Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Covid Safety

Stay Covid Safe

Being COVID-safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy the Festival and stay safe. Please follow COVID-safe practices when attending Festival events.

For up to date advice from the Tasmanian Government


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Wash and sanitise your hands:

Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly with soap and using sanitiser where provided.

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Stay at home if you are unwell:

Please stay at home if you are experiencing a fever, sore throat, dry cough or shortness of breath.

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Keep your distance from others:

Maintain social distancing by keeping 1.5m away from other unrelated festival patrons.

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Download the COVIDSafe App:

Download and run the COVIDSafe app on your smartphone to allow for contact tracing at events.

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General Information

Ten Days on the Island is working hard to make all events in our 2021 program COVID-safe. As a festival, we are keeping up to date on all COVID safety restrictions from the Tasmanian Government and are following industry guidelines closely. Here are some important measures we will be implementing at upcoming events:

  • Festival venue capacities will be adjusted to allow appropriate space for physical distancing in accordance with Tasmanian Government restrictions.
  • Festival staff will be working hard to regularly disinfect and sanitise high touch areas in each venue and adhering to strict cleaning schedules.
  • Sanitiser and antibacterial hand wash will be made available at all festival venues for patron use.
  • Contact details will be collected at the point of sale for each ticket to allow for contact tracing in the incident of a positive COVID-19 case at the event. Contact records will be securely held for 28 days before being destroyed.
  • Constant review and appropriate updates will be made to Festival COVID safety policies and procedures by the Festival COVID Safety Manager.
  • We ask that ticket holders follow the COVID safety directions communicated from the point of ticket purchase and from Ten Days on the Island staff at each performance. Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus by following the simple guidelines of physical distancing, personal hygiene and sanitation, contact tracing, and staying home if feeling unwell.
  • Follow Ten Days on the Island on social media for important COVID safety updates.


Theatres and venues have once again become busy spaces. As restrictions have eased nationally, people are able to once again enjoy live performances and the number of patrons at our larger venues is increasing.

Whilst all precautions are being taken, any large gatherings are places of increased risk of COVID-19 transmission. The ability to physically distance between people who have come from a wide range of areas is difficult. The wearing of face masks is an additional measure to help prevent transmission in these places.

Remember – if your face mask is disposable, it is recommended that you put on a clean mask. If you are using a reusable cloth mask, that can be put back on after eating or drinking. See How to wear a face mask properly for more details.

For face masks to be effective they must be worn properly. An incorrectly used face mask can cause the spread of the virus.

To use a face mask safely:

  • Keep face masks in a plastic bag (preferably a zip-lock bag) until you need to use them.
  • Before putting on a face mask, wash your hands all over (including your fingertips) with soap and water, rinse and dry them well. Alternatively, use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Tie it in place or hook the elastics over your ears.
  • When wearing the mask, be careful to only touch the ties or elastics. Don’t touch the front or inside of your mask. If you touch the front or inside of your mask, wash your hands immediately or use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Replace the mask with a new one if it gets damp. Do not reuse disposable masks.

To remove the mask:

  • Untie or unhook the loops from your ears and take the mask away from your face, being careful not to touch the front of the mask.
  • If your mask is disposable, put the mask straight in the rubbish or in a plastic bag to store until you get to a rubbish bin. If your mask is cloth and reusable, put it in a plastic bag to store until you can wash it.
  • Wash your hands all over with soap and water, rinse and dry well. Alternatively use alcohol-based hand rub.