Skyworks 2021 Could Be Cancelled Amid "High Risk" COVID-19 Fears
It'll be "inappropriate to stage"
Yesterday, City of Perth released a statement announcing the potential cancellation of Skyworks 2021, held as part of our Australia Day celebrations, "due to COVID-19 uncertainties related to mass gatherings and the possibility for second-wave infections to occur into late 2020".
Commissioners are considering this recommendation, which also affects the City’s Nativity and New Year’s Eve events this December.
"Even with further restrictions being eased on gatherings between now and the event date in January 2021, there remains a high risk that events the size of Skyworks will be inappropriate to stage due to potential public health risks that large crowds pose."
It was stated that the event takes more than 10 months to plan, to ensure safety, accessibility and enjoyment for the community, meaning that a decision to go ahead can't be pushed back until late 2020.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan joined the show this morning to provide more insight into the pending decision...