South Common fair cancelled due to Covid concerns

The City of Lincoln Council have announced that the bi-annual South Common fair will not take place this week due to Covid concerns.

Scheduled to run from September 11 to 19, the council made the decision to inform the fair’s organisers that the event would not be taking place due to the recent rise in cases.

Preparations for the fair saw rules put in place by the organisers, including reduced event capacity numbers, reduced attraction capacity and social bubbles for rides and more.

Chief Executive of the City of Lincoln Council, Angela Andrews, said in a statement: “Over the recent weeks, the city council has been working with the fair’s organiser to help them deliver a safe event which is in line with the latest guidance around social distancing.

“However, due to the recent rise in the number of cases of Covid-19 locally and nationally, we believe it would be inappropriate to encourage such a potentially large gathering of people to take place at this time.

“It is essential that the city avoids unnecessary risks around the spread of Covid-19.”

“The fair attracts a huge number of children of all ages and if an outbreak were to happen there it would have a significant impact on all the city’s schools.

“We completely understand that this decision will disappoint some people, however, the safety of the city and its residents must always be our main priority.”