- G&G Productions says only matriculants who have been vaccinated against Covid 19 will be allowed to attend this year's Rage event
- The organisers are trying to avoid another super spreader event such as the one that was seen last year where around 1 000 people tested positive for Covid 19 afterwards
- In addition to showing proof of vaccination, matriculants will also have to undergo rapid antigen testing on three different days during the festival
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DURBAN - Following last year's Rage event that turned into a super spreader of the coronavirus, organisers of this year's Ballito Rage festival say matriculants have to get vaccinated to attend the event.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by G&G Productions, who are preparing to run the five-day festival to take place from 30 November to 5 December.
According to IOL, attendees of the event will have to present proof that they have been vaccinated in the form of a vaccine certificate and make sure that people will not present fake vaccine cards or certificates, the organisers say they will verify with the Department of Health's EVD system.
As an extra precaution, attendees of the event will also be required to take the rapid antigen test on the first, third and last day of the event. Employees at the event will also have to undergo the same protocol as attendees, according to TimesLIVE.
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Organisers of the event believe that these precautions will help combat the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. They also hope that they will be able to meet the requirements of the regulations that will be in place at the time.
Last year, approximately 1 000 people tested positive for Covid 19 after attending Rage. G&G Productions CEO Greg Walsh hopes the event's requirements will encourage matriculants to get vaccinated against Covid 19.
Vaccine passport system may exclude unvaccinated people from attending major events
Briefly News previously reported that continued talks about a vaccine passport have left South Africans with a lot of questions. President Cyril Ramaphosa informed South Africans that the government is looking into introducing vaccine passports to prove an individual has been vaccinated against Covid 19.
South Africa is not the first country that has proposed the idea of a vaccine passport to give people who have been vaccinated access to bars, nightclubs and even sporting events.
Currently, South Africans have vaccination cards and an SMS system they can use as proof of vaccination. There are currently no laws or requirements for people to present their vaccine cards to access any kind of services, however, this may change in the future.