We’ve asked the funfair on The Level to close on advice from the city’s Public Health team.
The funfair is managed by Coles Amusements. We thank them for agreeing to close and their understanding. Coles Amusements has done everything possible to run a Covid-19 secure event, following agreed measures, and they have done so successfully.
The decision to close the funfair sooner than scheduled is due to the changing situation nationally and locally about the number of people with Covid-19.
In the last week, we have seen a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove and we all must act to prevent large gatherings, particularly among younger people where the rise is most pronounced.
It’s really important that everyone continues to play their part and follows the guidance to reduce the risk of passing on Covid-19 to others.
Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council said the request was a difficult decision but safety was paramount. He said: “We want people to be able to have fun and enjoy themselves, but the safety of our residents and visitors has to be our number one priority.
“I’m asking everyone to keep playing their part and follow the guidance.
"To slow the virus we all need to step up physical distancing, wear face coverings where advised, limit contact between households and follow the ‘rule of six’.
"Thank you to everyone for your support and the actions you are taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”
The funfair had been due to stay until Sunday 27 September, it will now leave today. The funfair has been a very popular attraction in the city for a long time and we are looking forward to Coles Amusements back in the future.