Twelve Ways We Are Making Devon County Show A Covid Secure Event
Following the reassuring news that over 50% of the UK’s adult population have now been vaccinated against Covid-19, planning for the Devon County Show 2021 on 2nd to 4th July is in full swing. Over the past few weeks, the organisers have been working closely with East Devon District Council to ensure that the Show will operate in line with Stage 3 of the government’s roadmap and recommendations for staging outdoor events. We are confident that we can make the Show Covid secure whilst still looking and feeling like the Devon County Show we know and love.
Twelve ways the Devon County Show is ensuring it will be a Covid safe event.
1. Space to Socially Distance
The Devon County Show’s 83-acre showground (excluding car parks) can accommodate 30,000 visitors per day whilst still maintaining the 7m2 required for each person
2. Track & Trace
All attendees MUST register their details either in advance on the day to ensure Track and Trace compliance
3. Socially distanced queuing
Queuing both inside and outside the Showground will be socially distanced and queuing locations managed to avoid crowding
4. Reduction in indoor spaces
For 2021 our large Food & Drink Pavilion and Crafts & Gardens Pavilion will become outdoor areas. Other marquees across the Showground will be removed to allow the vast majority of our Show to be accessed in the open air.
5. Masks indoors
For those areas that remain indoor areas, such as the cattle pavilion, masks will be required.
6. One Way Systems
Indoor areas will also operate one-way systems to enable visitors to stay socially distanced.
7. Widening of Avenues
Across the Showground avenues will be widened to provide more space for visitors to socially distance.
8. Crowd Density monitoring
Stewards will constantly monitor crowd density and key areas on the Showground to encourage visitors to maintain social distances and make use of the whole site.
9. Socially distanced car parking
Cars will be parked 2m apart to ensure visitors can arrive and leave the Show whilst maintaining social distance.
10. Barcoded Admission Tickets to Monitor Numbers on Site
All Show tickets will be barcoded and scanned on entry and exit to ensure the numbers of people on site are constantly monitored to ensure they stay within safe levels.
11. Improved Visitor Dispersal
By spreading our attractions and features more widely across the site we can encourage visitors to spread out across our 83 acres of Showground and ensure a more even spread.
12. Reduction in Crowd based Attractions
This year we will move away from centralised attractions which attract crowds and instead focus on a variety of smaller attractions located across the Showground.
Tickets to the Devon County Show will go on sale in April at www.devoncountyshow.co.uk. If you would like to book a trade stand at Devon County Show 2021, please visit www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/tradestands.
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