With talk of large gatherings being banned by the Government in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, organisers of the annual festival have issued a statement.
The following statement has been published on the official Isle of Wight Festival website:
“At this time, the Isle of Wight Festival 2020 is going ahead as planned. Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors, is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.
“We are closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.
“If you are attending, please follow the most up to date information on the Coronavirus that is available”.
Should the Government ban large gatherings – as has been the case in parts of Europe – it is entirely possible that the festival will not take place in June as planned. Any such decision will be taken at the highest level.