The George Municipality anounced today that there will not be a Lights Festival this year due to Covid-19 reasons.

George Municipality  has taken the decision that the annual Lights Festival as well as the switching on of the festive lights will not take place in George  due to the impact of Covid-19. Large gatherings are currently high infection risk areas and regrettably the repair and/or replacement of the existing festive lights is not possible due to budgetary constraints as well as the inherent Covid-19 risks of working on such repairs.

“The safety and wellbeing of our citizens remains our foremost concern”, said Mayor Van Wyk noting that the George Council is aware of how disappointing this news will be to the communities of George. We however ask that everyone looks to the bigger picture of keeping themselves, their families and colleagues safe at all times and specifically now with George being a second wave hotspot. We ask the public to continue to be mindful of the health and safety measures implemented to limit the spread of Covid-19 and to make the safer choice every time.”

General Tips for Covid Safety:

  • Choose outdoor activities – the fresh air is good for you!
  • Avoid crowded places where you cannot maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres, and keep away from venues that has no or little ventilation.
  • Always wear your mask in public and when you are finished eating. Sanitise often.
  • If you invite people over, keep gatherings small and outdoors.
  • Do not share drinks, cigarettes and cutlery, and drink alcohol responsibly.
  • Stay away from others when you are sick.
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20 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 71 000. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.