JMFF is working with and will adhere to the Victorian Government's COVIDSafe Guidance to deliver the 2022 event. For up-to-date information on what restrictions and considerations are in place for large events, Government guidance can be found here.


Whilst we are excited to come together and celebrate, we acknowledge this event is taking place amid a global pandemic and that we all must play our part in minimizing transmission of Covid-19. 


The safety and wellbeing of all artists, audiences and staff is our number one priority so we ask that all visitors to The Jamaican Music and Food Festival follow the COVIDSafe practices described on this page.

All patrons at The Jamaican Music and Food Festival events will be required to adhere to the COVIDSafe requirements in place including:


  • QR code check-in

  • Vaccination status proof

  • Maintaining physical distancing

  • Wearing a face mask.

Wearing a mask


For the protection of yourself and your community, we strongly encourage the wearing of masks for all attendees over 8 years of age. Masks are not currently mandated at all major events, however, they are strongly recommended where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Masks can be removed while eating and drinking.


Physical distancing


Physical distancing is encouraged to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. While the responsibility to adhere to physical distancing guidelines is ultimately up to individuals, Festival areas will be designed in a way that facilitates physical distancing.


Hygiene and cleaning


Hand sanitiser stations will be available at entries, exits, and food and drink service, and hand washing facilities will be available at all toilets throughout the festival precinct. These facilities will be checked, replenished, and cleaned under a regular cleaning schedule. All amenities and high touch points will be regularly cleaned and disinfected by staff.


Play your part


Our team is dedicated to bringing this event to life— in uncertain times and in a challenging landscape for major events. We are working hard so our community can celebrate together, and we appreciate your cooperation to help keep our community safe.

Stay at home if you are unwell

You must not attend the festival if you are:

  • feeling unwell

  • showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • awaiting a coronavirus (COVID-19) test result

  • have otherwise been directed to self-isolate or quarantine

If you begin to feel unwell while at the event, please contact a staff member immediately.