THIS Saturday’s Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival has been called off due to concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic.
The organisers from eat:Festivals took the decision yesterday.
A spokesperson said: “We had a scheduled call with the Civil Contingencies officer for Sedgemoor District Council and a representative of the Director of Public Health for Somerset.
“We agreed that, with the infection rate rising alarmingly over the past few days in the Burnham-on-Sea area, the only way for us to contribute to the protection of public health is to cancel eat:Burnham.”
“This is done with heavy hearts but our producers’ and the public’s safety are our primary concerns.
“We looked at how we could adapt the market further but the consensus was that, in these conditions, the event is too popular to be able to maintain the Covid-secure status we have worked so hard to achieve.”
The eat:Festivals team are meeting with the Somerset County Council and the relevant district council officers next week to review the Christmas festivals they have planned.