JUST IN: Ballito Rage 2021

Ballito Rage 2021 cancelled after 36 test positive for Covid-19
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JUST IN: Ballito Rage 2021 CANCELLED after 36 test positive for Covid-19

The Balito Rage 2021 organisers said after 36 people presented positive results, they have decided to cancel the remainder of the event.

JUST IN: Ballito Rage 2021

Ballito Rage 2021 cancelled after 36 test positive for Covid-19
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The remainder of the Balito Rage 2021 has been CANCELLED.


Ballito Rage organisers have cancelled the remainder of the event after 32 guests and four staff members tested positive for covid-19.

“We take the safety of all our customers, staff and suppliers extremely seriously. It is for this reason that the event organisers have taken the decision to cancel the remainder of Ballito Rage,” organisers said in a statement on Wednesday.

The festival opened on Tuesday with unprecedented Covid-19 protocols in place, including mandatory vaccinations for all staff and guests and pre-arrival Covid-19 tests for all guests.

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A testing facility was located near the event site and staff testing began on Monday, and of the first 122 staff tested, zero presented positively.

Organisers said on Tuesday that all remaining staff and all guests underwent Covid-19 tests at the testing centre near the event site before entering the event.

“Between 2pm and 10pm, 940 guests and staff were tested and 32 guests and four staff presented positive results. The Department of Health was on site and worked together with our team to conduct contact tracing and ensure isolation of positive individuals and staff as per government protocols.

“After further exhaustive review on Wednesday morning, consultation and guidance from the local and provincial Departments of Health and other key stakeholders, the decision was collectively made to cancel the event going forward based on the data now available to us.
“It is our responsibility to act based on facts, collaboration and the resources and tools we have available,” it said.


The organisers said ticket holders would receive further information in the coming days via email.
“Whilst we understand the disappointment that this causes for those who were looking forward to enjoying the festival, these are unprecedented times. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support.
“We strongly urge all ticket holders who choose to stay in the area and/or travel during the holiday period to continue to be extremely responsible, stay safe and play their part in fighting the spread of Covid-19,” the Balito Rage 2021 organisers said.