Bushtime 2020


Update 9th November

Please note: The Qld Government has now announced the restrictions for events operating after the 17th December when Qld is anticipated to hit the 80% vaccination target. With these new restrictions, only fully vaccinated people will be able to attend Bushtime.  

Vaccination certificates will be able to be linked into the Check-In Qld app to enable you to show your vaccination status on arrival.    You can read the Qld Governments statement here.

How to Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app

Bushtime will only go ahead if continues to be safe to do so. If the directions from Qld Health change and we cannot proceed, we will immediately cancel the event and refund all ticket and workshop purchases in full. If people are unable to attend the event due to illness or Covid testing, we will refund your tickets/workshops in full.

To ensure the safety of all our patrons, volunteers, organisers and performers we are adhering to approved COVID safe regulations at Bushtime.  

Woodfordia Inc will be operating under an approved site specific COVID safe plan.  

Border Pass Information for Interstate Visitors here.

Refund Policy:

  • Pre-event: If a patron becomes symptomatic in the weeks leading up to the event, a full refund will be offered.
  • If a patron arrives at the gate to check-in and has been identified as symptomatic at that time, a full refund will be offered and they will not be permitted into Bushtime.
  • During the event: If a patron becomes symptomatic during the event, they will present to a medical professional immediately on-site, leave the event and take a COVID test. A full refund of their ticket will be offered.
  • Refunds will be offered where interstate patrons are unable to attend due to a border closure
  • Refunds will be offered where the government has enforced a stay-at-home order or lockdown.
  • Refunds are not made if you change your mind; you are unable to attend the event due to a change in personal circumstances; due to poor weather before, during or after the event.
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  • Patrons will be required to scan the QLD check in app on arrival. 
  • Practise social physical distancing (1.5m).   
  • Please exercise appropriate hygiene regarding washing hands with soap, use of sanitisers, and leave no trace behind when you depart.   
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm.  
  • Stay home if unwell and get tested. 
  • Download the COVIDSafe app.  
  • There will be frequent cleaning of all areas and increased cleaning of high touch surfaces.  
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available throughout the site.  
  • We will be auditing COVID safety throughout the event to make sure we get it right.
  • Please follow the directions of the COVID Safe signage throughout the site.
  • There will be a First Aid medical team on-site  
  • The Safety Hotline number is staffed 24/7, please promptly report any health and safety incidents. 
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Conditions of Entry

Visitors are not permitted to enter Bushtime if they:

  • Are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever);
  • Have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Are awaiting results of a test of COVID-19;
  • Reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test;
  • Have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.
  • Register a temperature above 37.5c
  • Have been told to self-isolate.


Visitors who are not subject to any of the above conditions for exclusion must be willing and able to agree to the following requirements to:

  • Notify the on-duty site manager; and follow any directions given by them
  • At all times, maintain social distancing measures (as per QLD Health guidelines) and Woodfordia Inc, with respect to all patrons and staff; 
  • Maintain good personal hygiene by washing hands regularly and thoroughly and/or using hand sanitiser 
  • Maintain good respiratory hygiene by coughing or sneezing into their elbow or a tissue, and then disposing of tissues immediately
  • Complete COVID contact tracing form to be permitted entry, with their name and contact details to the QLD Department of Health or any other third-party government department, as required to enable contract tracing procedures;
  • Respond accurately to the following questions if asked by staff:
    • Are you or anyone you live with tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and have not been medically cleared as non-contagious?
    • Do you have any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)?
  • Acknowledge the right of Bushtime to refuse entry or request their departure from the site at any time and for any reason; 
  • At all times, treat staff and other patrons with respect. 
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