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Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Unvaccinated Runners at Absa RUN YOUR CITY Events

The organizers of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series have announced that they’re continuing their partnership with Dis-Chem, which will see them offer free rapid antigen tests to all unvaccinated runners.

As published in the Government Gazette on 22 March, the latest Covid-19 Protocols with regard to events clearly state that entrants either need to be fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid-19 certificate obtained no more than 72 hours before the date of the event. This test must be recognized by the World Health Organization.

“We are excited to once again partner with Dis-Chem Pharmacies as the official healthcare partner of the Absa RYC Series in 2022,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports and Founder of the Absa RYC Series. “We are happy to confirm that, with Dis-Chem Pharmacies as our partner, the event will cover the full cost of the rapid antigen test. To make the process as convenient as possible for the unvaccinated runners, the test will be conducted by Dis-Chem professionals at Race Pack Collection for all events. We are excited to return to actual events and can’t wait to welcome runners to the start line in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg ready to #RunYourCity.”

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The Cape Town race takes place on Sunday the 15th of May, followed by Durban on the 10th of July and Johannesburg on the 24th of September.

“Rapid antigen testing is useful in specific contexts, such as these, always with the aim of reducing the transmission of Covid-19. Timely and accurate diagnostic testing will allow us to rapidly identify the presence of Covid-19, which will contribute to a safe racing environment for all participants,” says Lizeth Kruger, Clinic Executive at Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

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