Rubber band not working on Black Sheep Black Friday bunchie ride

For the last three Fridays at 6.30am AEST, the rubber band that is normally used on the Black Sheep bunchie hasn’t been working at all. This has completely changed the previously relaxed and inclusive nature of the ride. No-one seems to know why the band isn’t working anymore.

Has it been turned off by Zwift HQ or is there some other issue? Would be good to know so the regulars can plan their morning based on knowing whether the band will or won’t be active.