British Pig & Poultry Fair will go ahead say organisers, amid coronavirus concerns

The organisers of the British Pig & Poultry Fair have stressed that it is ‘business as usual’ for now amid fears the event might not be able to go ahead in May due to concern over the spread of coronavirus.

The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) and Grandstand Stoneleigh Events said the event would go ahead as planned on May 12 and 13 at Stoneleigh Park, in Warwickshire.

But the organisers said they were monitoring the situation and will continue to be guided by advice from Government.

“The current spread of COVID-19, coronavirus disease 2019 has led us as exhibition organisers to focus on doing all we can to ensure the events go ahead safely and deliver their full value to visitors and exhibitors alike.

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors and visitors is our number one priority and we are following all the current advice from the Chief Medical Officer and other authorities that events, and especially outdoor events are safe to attend.

“It is therefore very much business as usual and we are planning for the British Pig & Poultry Fair and Grassland & Muck event to go ahead as normal on May 12 and 13 and May 20 and 21 respectively.

“We will be monitoring the situation and will inform exhibitors and visitors should the situation change. We continue to follow advice from the UK Government, World Health Organisation and Public Health England. We look forward to welcoming you to the events in May.”

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