Sydney’s Royal Easter Show has been cancelled this year after Scott Morrison’s advice on mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
The hugely popular event – which was to be held at Sydney Olympic Park in April – hasn’t been forced to shut down since the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1919.
The Easter Show is Australia’s largest ticketed event, bringing in more than 800,000, and is a primary part of the Royal Agricultural Society’s $600 million annual contribution to the NSW economy.
The news comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that non-essential mass gatherings of 500 people or more will be banned as of Monday 16th March.
Essential gatherings include parliament, school, university, daily work and public transport. Shopping centres are not included in the ban.
Rest assured that the Easter Show will be back and bigger than ever next year!