COVID Policy *Updated Wednesday 4 August* After having to postpone AFF Youth events due to the COVID-19 lockdown in South Australia last month, we are delighted to announce that AFF Youth has been rescheduled. AFF Youth will now be a hybrid event, offering an online screening program and a face-to-face Creative Industries Day, supporting career pathways. School excursions are again able to go ahead, so we look forward to welcoming school students from across South Australia to our face-to-face events. Please note that attendees aged 12 years and over will be required to wear masks at the event venues, given they are shared indoor public spaces. The AFF Youth team is thrilled to be able to present our program within weeks of its original dates, in some new and exciting ways. AFF Youth in the time of COVID-19: AFF Youth events and screenings are managed by detailed and dedicated COVID-19 Safe and Management Plans. AFF has undertaken all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure the Youth Festival is as safe as possible. AFF follows implemented measures to protect the health and wellbeing of all South Australians and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community including social distancing, hand sanitiser stations and the use of relevant personal protective equipment. AFF will operate and take guidance from the South Australian and Federal governments that may be in place around travel restrictions and/or crowd limits at the time. Ticketing is managed by contactless interaction wherever possible and credit card payment is encouraged. AFF encourages audience members to check in through the QR code upon entry to AFF Youth venues. If feeling unwell, AFF asks audience members to stay home and not attend screenings and events. If you have attended an AFF Youth event and then begin to feel unwell AFF encourages you to seek a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. If you have attended an AFF Youth event or screening and test positive for COVID-19 please contact AFF management immediately. If COVID-19 restrictions impact any screenings or events AFF will firstly aim to reschedule or postpone the event to an appropriate and safe date in the future. If it is not possible to reschedule, AFF may need to cancel and in rare cases, refund tickets. Note this will be decided upon on an as needs basis.