The Australian Open will cap crowds at 50 per cent capacity due to a rise in Omicron cases in the state of Victoria.
Sessions that have not already sold over 50 per cent of tickets will be capped at half capacity.
A statement read: “Face masks will be mandatory for all patrons, except when eating or drinking, and the event will align with Victoria’s statewide Covid-safe settings.
“This includes a density limit of one person per two square metres for all indoor hospitality.
“Ventilation will be improved in indoor areas of Melbourne Park, with HEPA filters to be installed in some spaces after a ventilation assessment is completed for the venue.
“As COVID-19 hospitalisations and cases continue to rise in Victoria, these mitigation strategies are proportionate and designed to assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19.”
Australia on Thursday recorded more than 80,000 new Covid cases, with over 37,000 in Victoria.