It was over six months ago that we had to make the first ever decision to cancel a par carnival. History in it’s self some might say, but that was only the start, what has happen in the world since, most of us would have to wait a lifetime to see. Who knows how this pandemic is going to end, what will the Government restriction and with reports that vaccine trials are looking positive, a new glimmer of light is shinning on the 2021 carnival week.
As volunteers the PCTeam normally starts planning the carnival week for the following year as soon as the current carnival ends. This as you can imagine is causing the team many challenges, what restrictions will be attached to events and will we be allowed to run these event safely within the community. We would rather run events we have previously included in the carnival week, but we must plan within government guidelines, setting deadlines which have to be changed and re-planned as restrictions change, therefore we have highlighted February 2021 as a timeline for diss ions.
The no spectator events such as the scarecrow, best garden etc should not be restricted, but spectator events such as the fete, procession and children’s sports might have to be adapted or postponed. We might have to produce a restricted week, we might have to spread the events over a longer period, remove old favourites, introduce new covid friendly events, but rest assured if possible we will have a program of events in 2021.