The Big Fortified Tasting and Coronavirus (9 March 2020)

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We recognise the increased uncertainty that the COVID-19 variant of the coronavirus is causing. We will keep the situation under review and issue updates as and when the situation changes.

As you will be aware, the UK risk level for coronavirus has recently been increased from low to moderate. The safety of visitors and exhibitors is extremely important to us. We are working closely with Church House and will continue to follow advice from the UK Government, the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.

However, if on April 23rd you will have travelled within the previous 14 to the UK from:

  • Hubei province in China
  • Iran
  • Lockdown areas in northern Italy
  • Special care zones in South Korea

Please do not attend the show, even if you do not have symptoms.

If, on April 23rd you will have travelled within the previous 14 days to the UK from:

  • Other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild), please do not attend the show.

This is a developing situation and we would encourage you to refer to the latest information and advice on this matter from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England which can be found here (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public).