Speakers COVID-Safe Plan

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our Speakers and community members is a top priority. As such, Beyond Blue has developed a comprehensive COVID-Safe plan and conducts weekly risk assessments to ensure everyone involved in having a Beyond Blue Speaker share their story at an event is as safe as possible.

What do I need to know as a Beyond Blue Speaker?

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure and keep our Speakers and community members safe, all Speakers are required to:

  1. have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. We will not be collecting or storing your certificate, we will ask to sight your certificate once only via a video call or email, prior to your scheduled speaker event. Any certificates received via email will be deleted once we have sighted a copy.

    We acknowledge there may be some Speakers who will not be vaccinated or may not wish to share their vaccination status with us. That’s completely OK. All speaker engagement opportunities are opt in. If you are not vaccinated, or you would prefer not to share your vaccination status with us, you are still most welcome to deliver your story virtually.  If you have a medical exemption which precludes you from receiving the vaccine, please reach out for a conversation with us.
  2. sign and email the Beyond Blue COVID-19 Speaker and Volunteer Waiver form to us at speaker@beyondblue.org.au. Beyond Blue's regular volunteer accident insurance provisions remain in place, but we have been unable to secure additional insurance provisions for COVID-19. As such, we request that you sign the waiver form below acknowledging you understand this insurance exclusion. 

We would like to assure you that as a volunteer speaker, there is no pressure to accept a speaking engagement if you are not entirely comfortable. If you choose not to participate in an in-person event, you will not be precluded from opportunities in the future and you will still be able to share your story virtually.

What do I need to do to know as an event organiser?

We are happy to be back delivering speaker events in the community, and we know from Speaker feedback that they are too!

With the health, safety and wellbeing of Speakers a priority we require all event organisers wishing to host an in-person event to return a signed copy of the COVID-Safe Compliance Statement below agreeing with COVID-Safe regulatory requirements in the relevant state/territory.
Please note, the Speakers Team cannot begin searching for an appropriate and willing speaker until the statement below is signed and returned to speaker@beyondblue.org.au

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