Folk On The Lawn

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Covid-19 Safety

We wish to protect all those who come to FotL, whether as attendees or performers, from any illness or injury. 

In relation to the 2021 event, we have carried out a risk assessment, as have our hosts, Abbey Mill. This is thought-through, but is also a ‘live’ document, that can be – and will be – adjusted at any time to mitigate any risk. 

We are – as many of you will know – a small, niche event, with no single entry and exit points. Even in ‘normal’ years, shortage of space has not been an issue. We are reasonable in expecting the same in 2021, but have also set-up things up so as to insure this.

  • This year, all stages will be outdoors.
  • Essentially, we are a busking event: there is no entry fee. Those attending can donate ‘what they think’ (and this includes an online, cash-free means to do so). If either those attending feel that their own physical safety would be/is being compromised, or we make this judgement (due to it being impossible for visitors to maintain a 2m social distance), there are numerous spaces, within a no more than a few minute’s walk from Abbey Mill – and from many of which the music would remain audible – where people can spend a little time, before, if they wish, returning to the site. There would be no significant financial losses incurred.
  • All seating has been set-up to sit no more than six people. If people bring their own seating, we ask for groupings of no more than six.
  • The ‘group of six’: ‘When you visit a regulated premises, such as a pub, café or regulated gatherings, including regulated events, with your individual household (those you live with) or as a group of six people you should / must maintain social distancing from others not in your household or group of six (as the case may be).’ (https://gov.wales/current-restrictions-frequently-asked-questions ). We will remind people of this Welsh Government information at regular intervals throughout the weekend.
  • If you use any facility connected to Abbey Mill (restaurant, toilets, etc.) you will be asked to provide track and trace details (All those performing at FotL, also, have already or will provide their details).
  • There is signage at Abbey Mill reminding everyone of one-way systems, the use of face coverings, track and trace, etc.

For visitors from outside Wales, a simple summary of the rules here is available on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54373904 . Simply insert the postcode for Monmouthshire: NP16.