Will fireworks this year be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic?

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AnthonyUKpyro

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Just had a thought, will this year's bonfire night celebrations be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic this year in any way?
 

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I strongly suspect there'll be - at best - strict restrictions on the number of people who can attend events. That's if they're even allowed to take place at all. I actually think there'll be a big increase in home displays this year, it's a lot safer for people than having to be in big groups in the park or local pub garden, no risks with multiple people handling food condiments and things
 

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I strongly suspect there'll be - at best - strict restrictions on the number of people who can attend events. That's if they're even allowed to take place at all. I actually think there'll be a big increase in home displays this year, it's a lot safer for people than having to be in big groups in the park or local pub garden, no risks with multiple people handling food condiments and things
If bonfire and firework events are restricted by limiting numbers allowed into them, along with strict 2m distancing requirements, which are quite sadly unrealistic and unworkable, it could well change a lot of people's decisions and make them choose to set off fireworks at home instead.

And you're right, some event organisers will be literally pulling their hair out and having sleepless nights at the extreme requirements that are imposed on them by govt that they may simply decide "it's not worth it" and just cancel their events, because in reality, it's just not worth the trouble with the amount of measures they would have to put in place i.e 2 metre distancing at display site entrances with controls on numbers, reduced audience capacity with socially distanced spacing in spectator areas and stewards expected to enforce these rules as well as keep the reduced crowds under control, as well as socially distanced 2 metre queues for food and drink.
 
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Large organised firework displays shall be affected hugely and we can expect a significant drop in public shows. I am also of the belief that home displays should peak this year as a result.
 
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Large organised firework displays shall be affected hugely and we can expect a significant drop in public shows. I am also of the belief that home displays should peak this year as a result.
Many will see things as they stand not worth it with the excessive and unfair Govt measures and in all reality, they are realistically unreasonable and unworkable but the Govt doesn't think so 'it's for our own good' is their mantra, and with these excessive measures, the thought of it and reduced audience numbers and stress of it all will unfortunately put many event organisers off.
 
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Many will see things as they stand not worth it with the excessive and unfair Govt measures and in all reality, they are realistically unreasonable and unworkable but the Govt doesn't think so 'it's for our own good' is their mantra, and with these excessive measures, the thought of it and reduced audience numbers and stress of it all will unfortunately put many event organisers off.
Unfortunately, I do feel that the restrictions on public gatherings are badly needed still. At least with the limited friends and family we can see now, you know that those people will be sensible and careful. The same cannot be said for the general public. I've worked throughout this pandemic bar my own experience of possibly having Covid, and I can say that a lot of people just don't bother social distancing. Sadly, the British people can't be trusted to do things properly or sensibly, so the very tight restrictions on gatherings have to be there.
 
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Unfortunately, I do feel that the restrictions on public gatherings are badly needed still. At least with the limited friends and family we can see now, you know that those people will be sensible and careful. The same cannot be said for the general public. I've worked throughout this pandemic bar my own experience of possibly having Covid, and I can say that a lot of people just don't bother social distancing. Sadly, the British people can't be trusted to do things properly or sensibly, so the very tight restrictions on gatherings have to be there.
Also it could lead to some very fruitful moments between event staff and spectators with flaring simmering tempers, verbal abuse, stroppy attitudes, anger and resentment which could end up with these events cancelled in their prime and people sent home in disgrace.

Joe Public as has been shown in the current news footage ie crowding of beaches beauty spots etc, will not be told what to do by the Government and those in authority - fact. They don't like it full stop.
 
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Also it could lead to some very fruitful moments between event staff and spectators with flaring tempers, stroppy attitudes, anger and resentment which could end up with events cancelled in their prime and people sent home in disgrace. Joe Public as has been shown in the current news footage ie crowding of beaches beauty spots etc, will not be told what to do by the Government and those in authority - fact.
Unfortunately, this is true, and I think it's very sad really. There seems to be a feeling from some that we're doing all this for the government, that it's just there to make the Tories look good. If only that was the case. But really we should all do it for ourselves, and for the vulnerable friends and family we all have. I've not done this lockdown properly for myself, i'm young and healthy and i've likely already had it anyway. But for my elderly grandparents, one of which has very poor health, catching covid would be disastrous. That's why we should all be sensible, and do as we're told. But people are selfish, and do what they want, and because of that, our death toll will be even higher than it could've been
 
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