COVID Safe Fringe

For most up-to-date information and notifications regarding Ticket Holders and COVID impacts click here 

Fringe looks a little different this year, but is still a fun and exciting festival that is COVID safe! We run for 31 days and nights and will operate within government guidelines that may be in place around travel restrictions and/or crowd limits at the time.

We need Fringe-goers to be open-minded and willing to experience Fringe within restrictions. Please follow COVID safe practices when attending Fringe events and help stop the spread.


Check in advance if your show requires a mask

Check if your event requires a mask. This icon indicates that sessions for this show are operating above 50% capacity and as per SA Health guidelines you should be prepared to wear a mask if required by venue staff.

Should masks be required, the venue will have masks available. However, we encourage you to bring your own.


Keep 1.5m from our nearest Fringe-goer

Avoid close contact and crowded places whenever you can, and aim to keep approximately 1.5 metres distance from those around you in the community.




Check-in using mySA Gov app 


Wash your hands 

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds. Dry them with paper towel or a hand dryer. Alternatively, use alcohol based hand sanitisers.




Please respect venue COVID guidelines


All venues are required to have approved COVID safe plans (or COVID Management plans if their capacities are higher) before they can open their doors. This is also a requirement of Adelaide Fringe venue registration.

SA Health does not dictate any requirements about the seating set up of a venue, some venues may choose to seat you checkerboard style, others will be allocated seating and many will be GA. Please listen to venue staff and follow their direction around the seating layout to ensure the venue is operating in accordance with their COVID Safe Plans.

Adelaide Fringe is in constant communication with all registered Adelaide Fringe venues and we are all working together to ensure we are following all Government and SA Health requirements to ensure patron safety.


Stay home if you are unwell

Please stay at home if you are unwell or if you are showing COVID symptoms.



Attending Adelaide Fringe

COVID Safe Messages & Updates 

Stay up to date with COVID information and government directives. Before leaving the house please check the event page and your email for notifications regarding changes to your booked session. For all information regarding COVID restrictions and guidelines please refer to SA Health. 



QR Codes & e-Ticketing

We recommend you use e-ticketing to reduce handling of materials. Display your QR code on your phone or device straight to staff at the venue door.  This means you DO NOT need to collect your ticket from a box office or print your order confirmation at home. 



Please be aware of your surroundings and adhere to physical distancing measures. If an event space is crowded, please stay away.


Feeling Unwell During an Event?

If you become unwell during an event, locate event or venue staff or first aid. In the case of an emergency situation, call emergency services. 


Right to Refuse 

Venue management have a right to evict or refuse entry to ticket holders who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms. 


In the case of any government enforced shut down/restrictions, Adelaide Fringe will be guided by Live Performance Australia and Government/State organisations.



Public Transport 

Using public transport? Keep up to date with COVID safe travel updates from Adelaide Metro and ensure you refer to SA Health for all COVID information.



Artist Support and Initiatives

The Adelaide Fringe Artist & Venue team are working hard to support artists, venues and producers during this time. Find out more information on the initiatives and support we are offering artists here.