What is Warwick Mop Fair?
We get asked every year by lots of people why Warwick Market closes for two weeks during October. This closure is because Waewick Mop Fair comes into town. So here's some history about Warwick Mop...
Following the release of much awaited advice on public events, it has been confirmed events can take place, so long as they adhere to Government guidelines set out in their documentation.
Organisations have a duty of care to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that their teams, traders, visitors or contractors are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. CJ's Events Warwickshire are taking advice from the Events Industry Forum with input from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure the War Memorial Park can take place as originally planned, next month.
Jamie Walker of CJ's Events Warwickshire said 'We're pleased that advice has been issued in relation to events, and we have begun conversations with Coventry City Council to ensure our plans are appropriate and adequate to ensure the safety of all those involved. As we've always said, safety is our number one priority.
'There will be suggested changes such as; temperature checking of anyone entering site, from colleagues, contractors, traders and visitors. We'll be ensuring there are no more than 6 in a group within the event area. Measures to ensure social distancing can be maintained and of course, a pre-book system to ensure visitor numbers can be managed and we can follow Government guidelines of a track and trace system, these are just a few of what we'll be looking at implementing.
'Festivals are meant to be an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere, and we hope we can create this, keeping safety at the forefront as we still live with Coronavirus in our communities.
CJ's Events Warwickshire will post updates on the event over the coming days.