Beef exhibitors in transit to the Royal Queensland Show today have been told to return home as the future of the event hangs in the balance.
Plans were on track for the Ekka to make a welcome return from August 3 but the announcement that South East Queensland would enter a snap three-day lockdown from 4pm today has left organisers in limbo.
Queensland Health has advised the RNA to pause the Ekka for 24 hours due to the announcement.
“That means that all preparations for the show are on hold until this decision is reviewed by Qld Health and the RNA tomorrow,” an RNA statement said.
“For those beef exhibitors currently onsite and planning to return home before the lockdown deadline of 4pm today, Queensland Health have stated that anyone who…