A popular lambing weekend in Kent has been cancelled due to risk associated with the Coronavirus. Hadlow College says it has reluctantly cancelled the event over Covid-19 fears.
The annual weekend event traditionally marks the start of Spring and is said to attact up to 10,000 visitors. In a statement, the college said the situation is developing and that the appropriate guidance had been considered when they decided to axe the popular attraction.
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The statement reads: “Due to the developing situation across the country regarding the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus Covid-19, and having considered guidance relating to the hosting of large public gatherings, Hadlow College has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel its forthcoming Lambing Weekend”.
Anyone who has purchased tickets will be offered a full refund – or a spare lamb.
Interim Principal Graham Morley added “Although the college has not currently experienced any cases of the virus, this action is being taken as a precautionary measure in light of the current situation, to protect everyone involved and to give as much advanced warning as possible to the many supporters of the event”.
The sheep were less impressed with the decision, with some complaining that they have been asked to keep their legs crossed for a further 12 months. Others were move relieved that they would be left in peace for this year.