Coronavirus COVID-19 statement
Updated: 11 March 2020
Following current Government advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are planning on running all eat:Festivals as scheduled.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully and regularly, and following advice and guidelines set by Government.
The health and safety of our visitors, producers and partners at our festivals is our number one priority.
We ask our visitors, producers and partners to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the World Health Organization, and UK public health authorities regarding the virus and follow advice.
The eat:Festivals team has followed closely the WHO’s published ‘Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings’ and ‘Public health for mass gatherings: key considerations’ documents.
If there are any changes to the current recommendations from the WHO or the Government, we will review and react to their instructions promptly.
As a food and drink specialist event, the vast majority of participants have high levels of training in hygiene and food safety. Cross-contamination prevention is a daily part of their routine production processes.
To date UK Government guidance is that visitors take responsibility for their own health and their potential risk to others. Assess your fitness to attend using this flowchart
We have hired hand sanitizer stations for your use
Sneeze screens are used in front of any produce which is unpackaged;
All produce is traceable back to its origin and so are the humans that made it
Sample cups, spoons or sticks will be disposed of by visitors into monitored waste bins, and not handled by producers
Cashless purchases will be preferred - Contactless card payments will be more widely available;
Customers can pack their own bags with purchases;
The majority of our festivals are 100% outdoors
Our typical crowd density figures are less than 0.5 people per square metre
The time to serve from all our producers is less than 15minutes
Our festivals are not classified as “major events”
Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds