Great Yorkshire Show set to go ahead despite Boris Johnson's delay to end of roadmap out of Covid lockdown restrictions
Organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show have confirmed it will go ahead as planned this year, despite the Government delaying the end of lockdown restrictions by four weeks.
This year's show, held at Harrogate's Great Yorkshire Showground, is set to run for four days - for the first time in its history - from July 13-16. A number of measures, including a cap on the number of visitors, have been put in place to ensure it is Covid-secure.
There were fears the event may not be able to go ahead as planned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson s announcement that he was pushing back the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions until July 19.
However, organisers the Yorkshire Agricultural Society have now confirmed they have been given the green light to host this year's show.
A statement reads: "We are delighted to announce that the Great Yorkshire Show will take place as planned despite the delay to ending coronavirus restrictions.
"The Great Yorkshire Show was planned under social distancing measures and we are continuing to work closely with North Yorkshire County Council Public Health to deliver a Covid safe show. We are discussing some of the details which may require additional measures to be put in place. We have already adapted the Show so that most of it is held outdoors this year and it’s been extended to run over four days for the first time in its history.
"We can’t wait to welcome you!"
A full list of the measures put in place to keep visitors safe can be found at: www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/guidance/
Tickets are on sale now and in advance only, and can be purchased from: www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/ticket-information/