UK PonyCon 2020 and Covid-19

Dear all,

We have received a number of enquiries from concerned attendees asking whether UK PonyCon 2020 will take place. For this reason, we are writing this statement to provide clarity on our plans for this year.

To start with, we want to confirm that we intend to hold UK PonyCon 2020 as previously advertised on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2020 at Nottingham Trent University.

The health of all those who attend our event is very important to us, and like other event organisers, we are constantly monitoring the situation and considering how it may affect UK PonyCon. We will follow recommendations and orders made by the authorities to the best of our ability.

The UK’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer stated on 29th March that social distancing measures may be in place for three to six months. Like many, we are hopeful that normal life can resume sooner rather than later, however we recognise the importance of these measures and do not wish to undermine their efforts. Depending on the public health advice in place in October, you may notice some changes at our event to continue to support these efforts.

There is significant uncertainty in the predictions of the duration of the disruption, and for this reason, we will continue to monitor the situation. Should our plans change we will publish updated information across our website and social media.

While the public’s focus is rightly on the impact and response to Covid-19 at this challenging time, we will be changing some aspects of the planning of our event. This includes launching ticket sales later than usual and offering more flexible payment terms to stallholders.

We hope everyone stays healthy and follows the guidance from their local authorities in fighting this virus.

Kind regards,

Maz
Chair
UK PonyCon 2020

Sparkler
Vice-Chair
UK PonyCon 2020