This morning Premier Steven Marshall provided an update on the current situation surrounding COVID-19 in South Australia and the cancellation of the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show.
SA Health has advised the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc., that in light of the increasing transmission of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, they have made a decision that mass gathering events in South Australia must be significantly limited in numbers for the foreseeable future.
As a result of this advice, received late Wednesday afternoon, the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc. regrets to advise the public that the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show is cancelled.
SA Health advised that a daily cap on attendance to the Royal Show would be less than 10,000 people which is not feasible given the typical 50,000 people the show attracts per day.
This announcement follows the recent cancellation of both the Royal Melbourne Show and Queensland EKKA.
As you can appreciate, unravelling Show preparations this close to the scheduled opening of the event is a significant undertaking. The RA&HS cordially asks that all involved in the Show be patient whilst the Society administration methodically works this through.
Show public ticket holders are advised to return to their place of ticket purchase for a full ticket refund.
Competition entrants of non-judged competitions will be advised directly on how to receive a refund on their entry fees.
Competition winners of judged competitions will be notified on how to collect their Show exhibits.
Commercial exhibitors will be contacted directly to work through commercial arrangements.