Harrogate Nursery Fair postponed

Fears over coronavirus means the event, due to open later this month, will now take place in June after organisers say risk to health of attendees is “too great”

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 13.03.2020 | Business

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Harrogate International Nursery Fair, due to take place in two weeks’ time, has been postponed until June.

The UK’s only infant and nursery product trade event will no longer open 29-31 March over fears the risk to the coronavirus.

Organisers say they, along with key stakeholders, made the unanimous decision to push the event back to protect the health of all involved.

Robert Anslow, Managing Director of the show, says: “Whilst the government has not yet taken measures to ban large scale events in the UK, we believe that the risks associated with going ahead with the show are too great.”

Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, adds: “Obviously, postponing Harrogate has been a major decision, but we have fortunately managed to secure a space at the Harrogate Convention Centre for the show to move to June.”

The event will now take place 14-16 June, 2020, by which time Adrian hopes “the epidemic will be under control and business will once again be able to continue as usual”.  

Should the situation improve, the show will go ahead as normal in June, including social events such as the returning party night.

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