Walk the Wight 2020 will go ahead as normal despite the spread of coronavirus across the country, but organisers say they are regularly assessing and reviewing their plans.
Major events are under the spotlight as plans are drawn up to help prevent COVID-19 spreading from person to person. In other countries, large gatherings have been banned but the UK Government says we are not at that stage yet.
In a statement issued today, a spokesperson for Mountbatten has said:
“At the moment, Walk the Wight with Mountbatten 2020 is going ahead as planned and we encourage people to continue to sign up as normal.
“Our main priority is always the safety and health of all our participants, external supporters, staff and volunteers, who help Mountbatten to stage the event.
“We will, therefore, implement any official recommendations or advice from Public Health England and other relevant organisations as the situation changes and further advice is given.