Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Crowd fears raised
Does anyone else think it’s totally irresponsible to go ahead with the Caulfield Cup races?
I would love nothing more than to dress up and have a day celebrating with friends however we have only just come out of lockdown, we could potentially be plunged back into lockdown if one case shows up in our area, and the Delta variant is still causing havoc across NSW.
Not to mention vaccination rates are still low in our area.
The races will attract people from out of town and I know plenty of unvaccinated people who want to attend.
Should we be risking everything just for an afternoon in nice frock with a glass of bubbles?
I really, really want to spend Christmas with family and without restrictions, and I dread home schooling again.
I hope I’m wrong, but I worry that the races will at worst become a ‘super spreader’ event or simply be cancelled at the last minute, to the cost and inconvenience of many locals.
Most other large events have been cancelled or postponed, so why are the races going ahead?
COVID has cost everyone dearly, let's not bring it to Deni when we have been lucky so far.