The Sydney Disability Expo is a free event created to support people living with disability to gain greater control over their lives and the services they choose. The expo enables people living with disability, their families and carers to connect with service and equipment providers, government agencies, advocacy organisations and community groups face-to-face, everyone together at the same time providing a unique experience that cannot be replicated by any other means.
Changes in NSW government policy to shift to a “live with COVID-19” strategy requires us to reassess how we can safely deliver these important events into the future. We continue to feel strongly that our responsibility is to minimise the risk for our attendees, exhibitors, suppliers and staff and recognise that additional COVID-19 management measures will be necessary into the future.
Following the announcement of the 3 stage “roadmap” for lifting restrictions for NSW residents we are excited to announce that the Sydney Disability Expo will now be held in December 2021 and that there will be additional COVIDsafe measures in place for the event.
Here’s everything you need to know!
When is the Sydney Disability Expo?
The new date for the Sydney Disability Expo is Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, 2021.
Where will the Sydney Disability Expo be held?
The Sydney Disability Expo will be held at Exhibition Hall 2, Sydney Olympic Park. This is a large venue with plenty of space to maintain social distance.
Thank you for your feedback – here’s what you had to say about the COVID safety measures you wanted to see at the Sydney Disability Expo.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey in relation to COVID-19. Our survey results indicate that > 90% percent of our attendees are either vaccinated or will be vaccinated before the end of this year. In addition, 89% of you said they would feel more comfortable attending an expo where COVID-19 vaccination or testing protocols where in place and 85% of you wanted your support workers to be vaccinated.
So what are the new COVIDsafe measures we are announcing today?
In an Australian first we will be implementing new COVID-19 safety measures at our Sydney Disability Expos.
All staff, contractors and attendees at the Sydney Disability Expo will need to be either:
a) present proof of vaccination,
b) present proof of a negative screening COVID-19 (from a test conducted during the week starting Monday 29th November or
c) return a negative rapid antigen test (conducted onsite at no charge for attendees).
Why do we have to be either vaccinated for or tested for COVID-19 to attend the Sydney Disability Expo?
We recognise that vaccination is the most effective way to mitigate the risks presented by COVID-19. However, we also acknowledge that not everyone has been afforded the opportunity to be vaccinated at this time or they may not be able to be vaccinated due to underlying medical conditions. We wish to stress that we will not be enforcing a mandatory vaccination policy and have provided two alternative testing options.
Will the exhibitors and staff at the Expo be vaccinated as well?
Yes, the same conditions of entry will apply to all exhibitors and staff who are at the Expo.
What about children, do they need to be vaccinated or be tested?
Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the vaccination/testing protocols.
Do we need to book in for testing?
If you are not vaccinated, and need to show a negative test, we strongly recommend that you obtain a PCR test prior to coming to the expo, to avoid delays in waiting for a rapid antigen test.
More details about how to get rapid antigen tested on-site will be coming soon.
How do we register for the expo?
You can register online at https://sydneydisabilityexpo.com.au/attend-expo/.
We look forward to seeing you at the expo!
The Expo Team