The ANU Film Group has been granted approval by the ANU to resume screenings in 2022, but this is conditional on all members and guests abiding by certain COVID-19 safety rules.
Any failure by the ANU Film Group or any of its members to abide by these rules could result in the ANU immediately cancelling a screening or revoking our permission to hold future screenings. Representatives of the ANU will be conducting audits to ensure compliance at any given time, so we all need to be on our best behaviour!
Any members found to be in breach of the COVID-19 rules or who refuse to follow instructions from representatives of the ANUFG may have their memberships suspended or revoked.
At the time of writing on Friday 25 February, 2022, these rules are as follows:
• The ANU has announced that they will continue to require masks to be worn while indoors on campus for the foreseeable future, despite wider ACT mask requirement easing on February 25. This means that all members and guests must wear a mask while attending ANU Film Group screenings, unless you have a valid medical exemption or are actively eating or drinking. We will continue to have a limited supply of free disposable masks available at the door for anyone who requires one, but recommend that you continue to bring your own where possible. For more information on face masks and how to use them, visit ACT Health's information page HERE.
• As a result of easing restrictions, the use of the ACT Health Check In CBR app is no longer mandatory. However, we will continue displaying the QR code at the entrance to the cinema for anyone to use if they wish. If you are unable to use the app, we can also assist you with checking in on one of our devices. More information about the app can be found HERE.
• Where possible, attendees should try to maintain appropriate social distancing by leaving 1.5 metres (or 1-2 seats) between them and the nearest person/party while seated inside the cinema, as well as when queuing up outside. The use of the full capacity (305 seats) of the Kambri cinema is presently permitted, so we acknowledge that social distancing may not always be possible.
• Attendees are strongly encouraged to use hand sanitiser stations around the Cultural Centre building, as well as use provided disinfectant wipes to clean their seat area before/after use.
• Any attendees exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be prohibited from entering the venue.
• Anyone who has recently been in a COVID-19 affected area or is a close contact of a confirmed case should not be attending screenings, and should instead be following any quarantine or stay-at-home requirements. For more information on the latest affected areas, please review ACT Health's advice page by clicking HERE.
• As required by the ANU, there will be a COVID Safety Officer present at all screenings for the duration of the film to monitor the event and ensure compliance.
Please note that rules may be subject to change at any time as ACT Health and/or ANU restrictions are updated, so please keep an eye out here for any changes should this happen.