ONE OF THE world’s popular holiday resorts Sun City opened its vaccination sites, this past weekend.
The vaccination site was conducted inside the Convention Center and opened for both staff and public.
According to Sun City Resort general manager Brett Hoppé, they stand to vaccinate 7500 people in three phases.
“We’ll start with Sun City staff, service providers and concessionaires, before offering vaccine to their family members, and finally, to all those working at hospitality establishments in the Moses Kotane District,” says Hoppé.
This will be done in partnership with both local and provincial health departments.
The department has inspected the Sun City vaccination site and given it approval to operate until December, but the resort aims to complete the programme within two months.
“We will have 15 vaccinators on site, who can each vaccinate 50 people a day. We will start with five vaccinators for 200 people for the first three days to iron out any potential glitches and then increase capacity,” he says.
The resort announced that the vaccination drive would include an outreach programme to target other locals from the surrounding areas.
“We obviously want to protect our staff, but it is equally important to us to ensure that people living in our local communities are looked after and are safe,” continued Hoppé.
This move by Sun International should be followed suit by others within the hospitality sector, as the health department’s try to ramp up inoculation country-wide, now that President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, addressed the nation that we’re now at alert level-3.
Meanwhile, the annual Nedbank Golf that was supposed to celebrate its 40th edition has been cancelled.
This was confirmed this morning by the organisers and its title sponsor Nedbank.
The cancellation is as result of Covid-19 pandemic.
It was meant to tee-off in November 2021.
Image Jacob MAWELA (Sun City Resort General Manager, Brett Hoppé and Khumo Magano -Socio Economic Development, Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Sun City Resort).