Tier 3 restrictions see changes to our Christmas programme
Gravesham‘s move into tier 3 of Coronavirus restrictions following the end of the November lockdown has seen changes to the Borough‘s programme of Christmas events.
The highest tier of restrictions from 2 December means no indoor events can take place, while there are strict limits on the number of people who can gather together outdoors.
The Government will be reviewing local restrictions every 14 days.
As a result, events in Gravesham planned for before 16 December will not now take place as publicised.
These include the drive-in cinema screenings planned for 4 and 5 December, although Gravesham Borough Council hopes to schedule new dates when restrictions allow.
The Dickens Experience planned for the St Andrew‘s Centre on 5, 6, 12 and 13 December will also not now take place, while the Nativity and Christmas choirs on the big screen in Gravesend town centre on 12 December have also been put on hold.
Cllr Shane Mochrie-Cox, Gravesham Borough Council‘s Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure, said: “It is of course extremely disappointing to have to put off events that we hoped would bring some much needed joy and light relief to the people of Gravesham at the end of this difficult year.
“However, we must all understand that the COVID-19 infection rate in the Borough has continued to rise throughout lockdown and the new tier 3 restrictions are important if we are to get them under control.
“The safety of everyone in the Borough has to be our first priority and so we had no choice but to make these decisions.
“If we all play our part and follow the restrictions, the infection rates will start to fall and hopefully we can still celebrate Christmas in Gravesham.“
For the most up to date information on Gravesham‘s Christmas programme, visit www.visitgravesend.co.uk