Further to the UK government’s announcement yesterday and the publication of its COVID-19 RESPONSE− SPRING 2021 plan, the Board would like to confirm that our 26th June National Show is permitted under Step 3 of the plan. This has been confirmed with the Arena, who are in discussion with Public Health England, who will still need to scrutinise our plan. The show will take place on the basis previously announced, of morning and afternoon sessions with limits on the number of visitors, in a Covid-19 Secure manner, observing government guidelines and restrictions in force at the time.
Speculation that the show cannot proceed until Step 4 in the government’s plan is inaccurate and incorrect.
The Board will meet on Saturday 27th February to discuss next steps, amongst which will be resumption of online ticket sales. A further announcement will be made via Shed Notices in advance of online ticket sales reopening. Those who have already bought tickets will be contacted in advance of reopening, to select a session to attend, or to be provided with a refund, as they so choose.
Further information on the plan for the show can be found in the FAQs on this Site.
Alan Regan, Chairman & Membership Secretary