Ballito Rage 2021 ‘won't turn into another super-spreader event’

Ballito Rage 2021 ‘won't turn into another super-spreader event’

The organisers of the Ballito Rage Festival say they are working to make sure this year's gathering of matrics doesn't turn into another Covid-19 super-spreader event.

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They are tightening rules which include access only to those who have taken the coronavirus vaccine.

Every year, thousands of school-leavers descend on Ballito to attend the week-long music festival.

Last year's event triggered a National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) probe into a Covid-19 cluster.

More than 900 people - mainly matrics from Gauteng - contracted the virus, after two pupils attended the event despite testing positive.

Greg Walsh, whose company G&G Productions organises the Rage, says revellers will be required to show proof of their vaccination certificate.

"Encouragingly, we have seen events happening safely across Europe, the UK and USA for vaccinated fans with no material impact on local health data.

"So, we are working cautiously, alongside all stakeholders, to host Ballito Rage Festival carefully and safely in 2021 in strict compliance with the relevant event guidelines at the time.

"Which is why staff and attendees will be subject to regular Rapid Antigen testing to ensure our festival remains safe."

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