It was a common reason behind event cancellations in 2020, 2021 and even in the first part of 2022.
But in November 2022?
Rising COVID cases is being blamed for the cancellation of an album signing by rocker Jimmy Barnes in Penrith that was scheduled for November 26.
Barnes announced earlier this month that he would be at Panthers Leagues Club to celebrate the release of his new album, ‘Blue Christmas’, which is out next week.
But on his official Twitter account today, the following was posted: “In order to keep everybody safe given the current increase in COVID cases, the event at Penrith Panthers on Saturday 26 November will not be proceeding. Thank you for understanding.”
NSW currently has no COVID restrictions in place in relation to gatherings or events.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.