So the government has decided to remain in the ‘containment’ stage of its response to coronavirus’ and no sporting events will be cancelled at this stage.
It’s good news for the organisers of Bath’s forthcoming Half Marathon, but Number 10 has accepted the virus is likely to spread in a significant way and that it will be guided by the best scientific advice.
‘Social distancing’ measures may yet have to be introduced. With a fall off in visitor numbers already – courtesy of bad weather and Covid 19 – Bath will be keeping its fingers crossed for a swift resolution.
The organisers of the Bath Festival have also issued a statement which confirms there are NO current plans to cancel or postpone this year’s event.