CORONAVIRUS AND ENTRY TO AFRIKABURN
With the announcement that venues in South Africa can host up to 50% of their capacity with no upper limit, provided proof of vaccinations or negative COVID tests are checked on arrival, AfrikaBurn is now planning to follow this protocol. We have always said that we will be guided by the regulations. Now that Cyril has come to the party (but will he really?), with workable regulations, we will play by these rules. It is our Civic Responsibility to acknowledge that the pandemic hasn't yet disappeared.
To enter AfrikaBurn 2022, you will need the following:
A valid vaccine certificate showing you are fully vaccinated (electronic certificates accepted)
A valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test, recognised by the World Health Organisation, which was obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of the gathering. Please note all negative COVID tests require a valid certificate, AfrikaBurn’s interpretation of the regulations is that home tests (lateral flow) are not valid and they will not be accepted at the gate. You have to please cover the cost of the test if you need one.
By ensuring we are checking for proof vaccination or negative COVID test (within 72 hours) at the gate, it helps us all reduce risk and keep our community safe.
At the moment, and while it remains an emerging situation, it is important to note that the legislation does not preclude children under 12 years old from requiring proof of a negative COVID test. And, in discussions with various players in the events industry it is not clear at this stage whether it is a negative PCR (lab) test that’s required to be presented.
What is known, is that if you require one, you will need to pay for your own COVID test and bring suitable proof of a negative test to the gate on arrival - Radical Self-reliance.
We will be monitoring developments and if you are not vaccinated, it’s important that you also follow the fluid government guidelines. The onus is on you to make sure you are good to get through the gate, cos it’s a helluva long way back, and there are options.
On site and during the event, everyone being vigilant remains important as we are not quite out of the woods yet. Some simple and good habits towards the Communal Effort required for keeping us all safe at the event are really just common sense:
- washing your hands regularly
- not sharing your
sippycup and cutlery with your buddies between washes
- keeping the private areas of your
bodytheme camp just that
- and keeping the
pubicpublic areas of your bodytheme camp regularly cleaned