Level funfair closed amid virus spike

Posted On 18 Sep 2020 at 12:19 pm

The funfair on the Level has been asked to close by public health officials who are concerned about a rise in coronavirus cases in the Brighton and Hove.

The council announced this morning that Coles Amusements, which runs the fair on the Level every autumn, had agreed to close early this year.

Although fairground staff had been wearing masks and equipment was regularly wiped down, the city council said its priority was preventing large gatherings, particularly of young people amongst whom the virus is mainly spreading at the moment.

Alistair Hill, the council’s director of public health, said the request was a difficult decision but safety was paramount.

He said: “We want people to be able to have fun and enjoy themselves, but the safety of our residents and visitors has to be our number one priority.

“I’m asking everyone to keep playing their part and follow the guidance.

“To slow the virus we all need to step up physical distancing, wear face coverings where advised, limit contact between households and follow the ‘rule of six’.

“Thank you to everyone for your support and the actions you are taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

The funfair had been due to stay until Sunday 27 September, but it will now leave today.

  1. marti pentecost Reply

    Then I think the pier should close as more people visit that than then fun fair and none of there staff were mask or clean there stuff as for the fair is cleaner than the pier but council don’t care about that

  2. Ernest Reply

    So who will they blame next? Now they say the younger people are to blame. It might be you next. They try anything to keep you scared of something that has killed fewer than the yearly flu. Yes it is horrible to get it, but so are a lot of illnesses. Are we happy to be locked up forever in the name of Covid? All our fun be taken away just because there is a virus out there. If you are than please keep following the rules and you be fine, but please leave the rest of us in peace and let us get on with life.

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