HuntEx2021, the biggest hunting and firearm show on the continent, will go ahead as scheduled at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 10 – 13 June 2021, following a settlement between the HuntEx organisers and SAPS with regard to the Covid-19 restrictions. The outcome of the settlement means that HuntEx may continue to trade in a similar way as any other shopping centre, i.e., at 50% capacity.
Earlier this month, SAPS and the HuntEx organisers disagreed on the interpretation of the Disaster Management Act, after which Edushow (owner of HuntEx) filed against SAPS in the Gauteng High Court on 11 May. Although SAPS opposed the application at first, an agreement was reached between the two parties on 20 May. Based on the settlement, the Honourable Judge Makgoba ruled in favour of Edushow.
Therefore, HuntEx2021 will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre for the tenth time this year, after skipping last year due to the strict Covid-19 lockdown. This exhibition is regarded as one of the main drivers of an industry that contributes R115 billion to the economy annually.
HuntEx caters for hunters, sport shooters, game farm owners, people with personal and defensive protection requirements, outdoorsmen, anglers, security, and trade professionals. Once again, visitors will have access to this popular consumer exhibition to view and buy a wide variety of hunting and outdoor lifestyle gear and equipment.
The usual Covid-19 restriction will be enforced, such as social distancing, compulsory wearing of masks, and sanitising hands before entering every exhibition hall. HuntEx visitors can expect the same safety precautions as when visiting their local shopping mall to buy groceries, household appliances or new winter clothes for the kids.
Both Gallagher Convention Centre and the company responsible for health and safety services during the exhibition, have comprehensive Covid-19 preparedness plans in place that comply with regular occupational health and safety legislation, and Covid-19 protocols. All visitors will be screened at the entrances of Gallagher Convention Centre. Once on the property, visitors will have to adhere to all the safety precautions.
The number of visitors will be monitored to ensure that the maximum number of people per square metre complies with the Covid-19 protocol at all times. The exhibition will be open to the public between 09:00 and 17:00 on 11 and 12 June, and from 09:00 to 15:00 on Sunday, 13 June. On 10 June HuntEx is open to VIP visitors exclusively.
Entrance tickets for HuntEx are only available online at www.huntex.net