Dr Jamie Ranse discussed the recommencement of Mass Gathering events in the context of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This live interview was aired on ABC News 24, 9th June at 1715 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

This interview highlights:

  • The decision to recommence events should be based on individual event characteristics, rather than the number of participants expected at the event,
  • Event organisers need to consider additional strategies to enhance public health measures (such as physical distancing), particularly at the points of expected crowd congestion,
  • Any gathering of crowds could result in an increase in the transmission of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.


The information discussed in this interview is correct at the time of airing and is subject to change.

‘Recommencement of Mass Gatherings in the context of COVID-19; live interview on ABC News 24, 9th June 2020.