FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Events Cancelled due to Coronavirus
Goulburn NSW -
In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and bans imposed on non-essential mass gatherings of 500 or more people, a number of events scheduled to take place in the Goulburn region have had to be cancelled or postponed.
One of the most notable cancellations is the Australian Street Rod Federation (ASRF) 2020 Regional Nationals which was set to be held in Goulburn over the Easter long weekend.
ASRF Director ACT and Region, Alan Cooper said in a statement “I am sure this will come as no surprise given the current situation in dealing with the further spread of the COVID19 virus, and now the direction of Government making a call on no mass gatherings/events over 500 people. But for us, with the many risks and too many unknowns over the next 2-3 weeks, there really was no other option.
“This is devastating in so many ways – for the committee who had been working almost two years to deliver this event, the sponsors who were supporting the Easter event at Goulburn, our fantastic traders, the awesome vehicles that were attending with their owners and guests, and most importantly, the town of Goulburn and its tourism industry and other businesses working to support us over the weekend.
“I believe this is the first time an ASRF event of this level has had to be cancelled, and for that we are truly sorry. We now ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the process of refunding entry fees to those that have already paid. We will be in touch with entrants about this as soon as possible.”
Other local events that have been cancelled to date include the Goulburn Swap Meet, Stardust Circus, Goulburn Harmony Day Celebrations, Anzac Day Services and Goulburn North Public School Family Fun and Fireworks Night.
To stay up to date with event cancellations in Goulburn Mulwaree, the community is encouraged to contact event organisers directly or the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre. Updates on events happening in the region can also be found at: www.goulburnaustralia.com.au
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