On Monday 16 March, Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced new measures as part of attempts to combat coronavirus.
Given Mr Johnson has urged Britons to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres and stop non-essential travel in an effort to reduce the impact of the coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone most events in York Fashion Week 2020 programme.
All tickets that have been purchased for events that are no longer going ahead at this time will be refunded within 5 working days.
While we put together a proposal designed to support our high street and partners through this unprecedented time, we are urging everyone to adopt these latest measures. Here is the Government’s current advice:
We will continue to monitor advice from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and keep you updated. We would like to reassure you that York Fashion Week will re-emerge as strong as ever at the appropriate time.
First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has sent such lovely messages of support about Fashion Week, purchased tickets and supported us online.
With the Coronavirus situation continuing to evolve, I want to reassure you that we’re closely monitoring the advice from both the World Health Organisation and the UK Government and evolving our procedures accordingly. At this point, we really do just want to create the best possible showcase for those taking part, and create as safe an environment as possible.
York Fashion Week, the high street, bars and restaurants are all currently unaffected by Coronavirus – it’s business as usual in our city. But additional measures are in place on this side, that I wanted to keep you all aware of:
We’re staying up to date on any warnings or notifications on the virus, and if anything changes, I can assure you that we’ll move quickly to implement a plan to keep our friends and customers safe.
We will update this release with any key developments.
If you do have any further questions, or concerns, please email do email us at email@example.com
Thank you all so much.
Nicky Hayer, Angela Horner & Mark Bewick