Corby Council cancels Halloween, fireworks, and Christmas events due to Covid

The council-run events have become the latest dates on the calendar to fall foul of the pandemic

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 3:42 pm

Fun-loving Corby residents' favourite events have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions with annual fireworks, halloween, awards and a Christmas show being axed.

With the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the borough remaining on the Government’s watch list and the introduction of the ‘rule of six’ this week, Corby Council has decided to cancel upcoming public events.

Main stays of the Corby social calendar that have been cancelled include the bonfire and firework display, Halloween spooky walk, children’s triathlon, Spirit of Corby Awards, Corby Sports Awards, and SHAPE Christmas Dance Show that were due to take place throughout September to December 2020.

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Leader of the council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: "The health and safety of our community is, and must remain, at the forefront of all of our decisions.

"We know that cancelling these events is going to be a huge disappointment to the people of Corby, however in these unprecedented times it is a decision that was inevitable.

"Large crowds and groups of people is something that we must ensure is not taking place at the moment in order to get in control of the rising positive cases in our borough.

"We hope that our community understand the decisions we have had to make and continue to help us avoid any further restrictions, such as a local lockdown, by sticking to the local guidelines during these times."

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Current guidelines are to limit contact with others outside your household or bubble, work from home if possible, keep 2m from others where possible and use a face covering where you are less than 2m apart and avoid using public transport or car sharing.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should stay at home, self-isolate and get tested.

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