COVID-19 Claims Adelaide Show Again | Liverpool City Champion
The Royal Adelaide Show has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The show’s organizers say the latest advice from SA Health has capped the number of daily attendees at 10,000.
“This figure is not achievable, so the Royal Show 2021 cannot continue,” they said in a statement.
Under normal circumstances, around 50,000 people attend the show every day and another 10,000 work or participate in various events.
The show was scheduled to run for nine days from September 4 to 12.
Its cancellation follows similar decisions made with the Royal Melbourne Show and the Queensland EKKA.
Prime Minister Steven Marshall said the decision to cancel the show was taken with “immense regret”.
“These mass events are extraordinarily difficult. I know there will be so many people who will be disappointed,” said Mr. Marshall.
“The entertainment company looked at every opportunity to work with SA Health to create a way for this to move forward.
“But, unfortunately, this year it won’t.”
Mr Marshall said that although sheer numbers were an issue, many rides and other attractions would not be allowed into South Africa from the highway under current border restrictions.
Associated Australian Press