Home COVID 19 – FAQ


Is The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre still open to the public 

No. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. We are working closely with artists to provide digital alternatives to your favourite public programs. To enable digital alternatives our centre is currently open to artists and creative workers by appointment.  Please click here to learn more about our digital program.


Is there a restriction to how many people can be in the centre at one time?  

Yes. Due to increased health and safety practices, we are limiting the number of people allowed inside the centre at any one time.  


Are your public programs and events still running?  

As of 18 March 2020, all of Blacktown Arts’ public programs and events are cancelled until further notice. This includes open studio, I am Blacktown launch, Dark Passage with Julie Vulcan, young artist club, en plein air, and tracks.  


I’ve booked Blacktown Arts’ facilities for an upcoming event; can I still go ahead?  

Any event scheduled to take place at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre with over 100 people in attendance will be cancelled. This is in line with the Australian government’s ruling to limit large indoor gatherings. 

For all other events, we are reviewing each case individually and expect to have an update in the coming days.  


Are you monitoring people entering The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre? 

Yes. We are taking the health and safety of all visitors and staff very seriously and will discourage anyone with any cold-like symptoms from entering. 

We have also increased our health and safety practices and promoting hand and cough hygiene.   


Do you supply face masks?  

No. Council does not supply face masks.  

The Australian Government advises that you do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy. While the use of masks can help to prevent transmission of disease from infected patients to others, masks are not currently recommended for use by healthy members of the public for the prevention of infections like coronavirus.  


What do I do if I develop symptoms?  

If you develop symptoms within 14 days of arriving in Australia or within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment.  

You should telephone the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell them your travel history or that you have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus. You must remain isolated either in your home, hotel or a health care setting until public health authorities inform you it is safe for you to return to your usual activities.  

Health Director Australia: 1800 022 222 


Do I need to self isolate 

All people who arrive in Australia from midnight 15 March 2020, or think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, are required to self-isolate for 14 days.  

You can also stay up to date on the situation by following us on Facebook and Instagram: @BlacktownArts.
For the broader response from Blacktown City Council, please visit the Council website at https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/News-Media

More information available here: www.health.nsw.gov.au