*Cancelled* Stratford Adventure Overland, International Campervan & Landylive Shows "Meet" 15-21 September 2020

*Cancelled* Stratford Adventure Overland, International Campervan & Landylive Shows "Meet" 15-21 September 2020
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Stratford Upon Avon Racecourse
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 09:00 AM
Until: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 04:00 PM
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Looking forward to meeting you guys and girls on our first meet.
Already got my keyfob for when they go in the bowl!! :inlove:
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Looking forward to meeting you guys and girls on our first meet.
Already got my keyfob for when they go in the bowl!! :inlove: View attachment 423112
It's not that kind of meet! :roflmto: Everyone must stay socially distanced too so not even handshakes or hugs which used to be the norm.
 
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At the start of August we the organisers of the joint “Adventure Overland Show” + “International Campervan Show” spent 30+ hours compiling Covid-Secure Risk Assessments for the district and county councils/police/fire/Public Health England, the Highways Agency (plus numerous other bodies), this has seen us get the green light for the show to go ahead … so rest assured the event will be as safe as we can possibly make it. Warwickshire Police even commented how well thought out our Risk Assessments were, and concluded by wishing us “luck with the event” – a first in 20 years of running shows!!! Thank you for the kind words. It was a challenge (understatement of the year) but when you arrive, hopefully you’ll appreciate it was all worth it.

I personally attended a market recently – not just any old market mind, it’s advertised as “the biggest one-day market in the UK” – and I can tell you their Covid precautions were atrocious. Stalls were butted up to one another, I saw just one sanitiser station in the whole place, people were wandering about cheek by jowl anywhere they wanted; quite frankly it was scary! I assure you that our Covid precautions will be the complete opposite. Traders will be spaced apart, the walkways will be wider with a newly introduced one-way system around the entire venue, the campsites will be laid out in a grid system adhering to the rules and high standards of the foremost motorhome/caravan club in the UK, seminars will be held outdoors under cover, we’ll have in place 25 sanitiser stations throughout the venue, toilets/showers will be cleaned and sanitised hourly with a deep clean early mornings, the number of toilets have trebled, a team with pressurised back-packs will be sanitising pinch points throughout the weekend, the seating in the Beer Tent will implement government legislation on restaurants, the Acoustic Marquee will still be in full swing albeit with outdoor seating around the fire-pits, security has increased dramatically with SIA approved stewards (at great expense with canines no less, a first for us) monitoring social distancing during the Night Market, Beer Tent, the Airbrushed Big Rigs trucks night light display in aid of “Make a Wish” and the Acoustic Marquee, patrols in the camping areas to ensure large gatherings don’t take place, the volunteer Marshals pre-event will receive first-aid and specific Covid training, and finally we’ve commissioned one of the top medical teams in the country (up to Paramedic levels) to be in attendance from Friday set-up day to Monday breakdown; they normally cover motorsport events – in other words the very best of the best!!! Trust all this will allay your concerns, we literally couldn’t do any more to ensure the safety of visitors and of course our events team, all of which are non-paid volunteers by the way, every one of them only too willing to provide you the public with what we consider to be the best show of its type in the land. Enthusiasts one and all, there simply wouldn’t be a show without them! Most of you know who I’m referring to, they are truly amazing. A basic “Thank you” seems so inadequate, thankfully they know their efforts are very much appreciated by the traders, visitors and all involved … “THANK YOU!!!”

Tom McGuigan (Event Director
 
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Thank you Wissel for post #133 (y) - all ticket holders should now have this email in their Inbox. Now just down to us all to remember to distance etc - it's so easy to move closer when talking to someone without realising it - been there & done it accidentally :blusher:
 
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For info, if anyone is interested, you can show your e-ticket on your phone, you don't have to produce a printed copy
Thank you Oscar - that was on my next email to ask when we hear back about the last one! That should certainly be helpful.

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Will wait for the confirmed official word on this but the chat on the Show Facebook Groups isn't looking promising with regards to this new announcement :( Everyone's health & safety is the most important consideration & presume at worst our bookings may be postponed until next year but let's wait & see...

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Will wait for the confirmed official word on this but the chat on the Show Facebook Groups isn't looking promising with regards to this new announcement :( Everyone's health & safety is the most important consideration & presume at worst our bookings may be postponed until next year but let's wait & see...
Comments are looking more positive now after the initial shockwaves - hopefully tomorrow we will know more.
 
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TBH, this seems a well planned Covid aware event (the email certainly seems like the organisers know what they are doing).

Infection spike is not being driven by cautious people attending well structured events, rather by adhoc gatherings with at best, ambivalent people who feel Covid is not affecting them and is low risk..

Would be a real shame if this event is cancelled by Govt addressing the problems caused by the apathy of a few, with broad brush approaches. I thought we had moved onto laser focus and targeting specific hot spots as the Covid strategy?

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Although the Government announcement caused a bit of a panic on the Adventure Overland Facebook pages last night, with all the precautions in place the latest from the organisers is that it is still thought to be going ahead.
 
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