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Australia Day 2021 Citizenship Ceremony

Tue 26 Jan 2021 - Tue 26 Jan 2021

9.30 am

Location
Prince Henry Centre
Address
2 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay

The Mayor will be hosting a special Citizenship Ceremony as part of Council's Australia Day celebrations for 20 residents at the Prince Henry Centre Little Bay.

The Ceremony is being held at the Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Road, Little Bay. Limited parking is available in the public carpark at the rear of the building.

Guests are requested to arrive from 9am, with the official proceedings commencing at 9.30am. The event is expected to conclude at approximately 11am.

Under the current Public Health advice, and in accordance with our COVID safety plan, all attendees are required to sign in upon entry, preferably electronically via a QR code on your smart device. Anyone not able to sign in electronically must complete physical paperwork as required. Members of the Randwick City Council team will greet guests on arrival to assist with this process.

If you are feeling unwell or sick please stay at home. Seating for family and friends is limited, please restrict the number of guests attending with you to one (1) per recipient.

In line with the recent COVID-19 advice provided by NSW Health for the Greater Sydney Region and the local government areas of the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong, the Department of Home Affairs has recommended that all those attending need to wear a fitted face mask. In particular:

Citizenship ceremony identification

Face masks may be removed for identify purposes as outlined in the advice provided by NSW Health.

Taking of the Pledge of Commitment

As stated in the Australian citizenship ceremonies code, the final legal step for the applicant to acquire citizenship is to make the Australian citizenship Pledge of Commitment (Pledge) before the presiding officer at the citizenship ceremony.

To ensure the NSW Public Health Orders are adhered to and for the safety of staff and conferees, face masks should be worn while making the Pledge. Conferees should be advised during the ceremony that saying the Pledge aloud is a legal requirement of becoming citizen.

To lessen the environmental impact guests are kindly asked to please bring your own reusable fabric masks if possible. Staff will have disposable masks available for those unable to provide their own.

Guests are asked to maintain 1.5m physical distancing as much as possible. Please keep this in mind for presentation of certificates and photograph opportunities with those outside your immediate household.

Singing of the National Anthem

Under the current public health orders, group singing and chanting remains a high-risk activity for transmission should someone involved be infected with COVID-19. To ensure citizenship ceremonies adhere to current NSW Government advice it is requested that attendees at the ceremony do not sing aloud the National Anthem.

Artists singing the National Anthem and other musical appearances will be located 5 meters from the audience, in accordance with the current public health advice.

Recipients and guests are asked leave the premises immediately following the ceremony.

If you require further information please contact the events team on 9093 6000 or email events@randwick.nsw.gov.au

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