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Gloucester Show is going cashless and COVID-safe

Gloucester AH&P are looking to go cashless at the 2021 Gloucester Show to help with its COVID Safety Plan
Gloucester AH&P are looking to go cashless at the 2021 Gloucester Show to help with its COVID Safety Plan

Part of the Gloucester Show's COVID-safe plan includes the removal of cash at this year's event.

Approval to proceed the show is contingent upon the show committee preparing and implementing a safety plan which complies with all current government public health regulations.

Essential requirements of these regulations include measures relating to physical distancing, avoidance of people congregating in queues, and the reduction in cash handling.

The committee has arranged to purchase a number of card reading devices which will be in use at the entrance gate, ring office, catering facilities, bar, and secretary's office throughout the show.

In order to address the possible problem of congestion and queuing at the entrance gate to showground attendees are asked to plan ahead by having their means of COVID check-in and payment sorted before arriving at the front gate.

The preferred method of COVID check-in is by using the Service NSW COVID Safe Check-in App on a smartphone.

Alternatively, a paper form may be completed prior to arrival at the showground gate and handed in to the gatekeeper.

Upon completing check-in attendees will be given a wristband which must be worn whilst in the showground .

The COVID Safe check-in forms are available for download from the Gloucester Show website gloucestershow.weebly.com/.

Admission fees to the ground should be paid by card at the gate wherever possible to minimise cash handling and queueing .

If persons wishing to attend the show are unable to use the COVID Safe check-in and/or make card payments ,they may obtain paper check-in forms and purchase entry tickets from the secretary's office at the showground during the two weeks prior to the show Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm.

Alternatively, COVID check-in forms and entry tickets can be obtained from McRae's Fashion Centre, in Church Street, Gloucester.

"The show is a community event and this year more than ever we would like to see the people of our district get behind it as an exhibitor, competitor, volunteer, or just come and give your support by being there," Gloucester AH&P president Greg Channon said.

"If you know of someone who would like to attend the show but may need assistance in meeting the challenges of COVID compliance please offer your help."

The show takes place on Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20. Admission prices are adults $10 and pensioners $5 on the Friday and adults $15, pensioners and children $10, family $40 on the Saturday.