ABC has now advised no Live audiences or non-essential guests will be permitted on site.
Managing Director David Anderson sent a note to staff: “We have suspended Live audiences for any broadcast and for all locations, effective from Monday. Our teams who usually record or broadcast with a live audience are making necessary changes.
“Tours of ABC facilities, including school tours and public tours of ABC sites, including Ultimo, have been suspended until further notice.
“Non-essential visitors and meetings at ABC facilities have been suspended until further notice.
“All non-essential domestic travel will be cancelled. This follows our earlier decision to cancel any overseas travel.”
The decision will immediately impact Q&A and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, amongst others.
No cases of COVID-19 have been identified within the ABC at this point.