City of Cape Town plans to host Covid-19 safe event

CAPE TOWN –The City of Cape Town have proposed a proof of concept drive-in event to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to set a standard for future events.

The Western Cape government has taken full advantage of the relaxed lockdown regulations during Tourism Month as they look at rebuilding the economy and was awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

“We believe we are equipped and have established platforms to test and to evaluate the feasibility of hosting such a proof of concept drive-in event in the Mother City,” read the statement on the City of Cape Town’s website.

“The City is considering this step because we know and value the importance of the events industry, which is vital to our economic growth and job creation.

“Without an operational events industry, many artists, production companies, venues and many other workers in the value chain remain in crisis and jobless,” it continued.

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The City said it has drawn up a standard operating document through its Events Coordination Committee which will be used as a guide for event organisers.

Organisers may use this document for permit applications and which will be in line with the Disaster Management Act and National Health directives.

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