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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - UPDATE #5: 06-07-2020

Dear Detectival attendees,

2020 has been a very strange year so far, and with the COVID-19 situation still ongoing and the current government advice/guidelines to not allow or permit events currently large then 30 attendees we are being put in a very difficult situation at present.

We have been monitoring the ongoing situation closely, speaking with local authorities, and keeping up to date with the DCMS and the NCMD as well. 

Unfortunately we have had to take the decision to cancel the September 2020 event.

There are lots of reasons behind this decision, including following Government guidelines as we need to be sensible for the sake of the community, friends and family. Also the organisation and logistics that is takes to put an event like this together means that we would need to be getting everything in place for the event within the next few weeks and, with the current advice being that events are still not permitted over 30 attendees, we are unable to do that.

We also have the difficulty that the Government maybe still extend local lockdown measures in areas where the virus is increasing therefore we cannot guarantee that the area where September Detectival is held will be open to the public, and even if it is, we feel it would not be a sensible decision to encourage a large amount of people to enter the local area and community with the COVID-19 still rife across the country.

But let’s all look on the bright side ... 2021 will be a very busy year for Detectival.

If you have transferred your Spring 2020 tickets to September 2020 you will be receiving an email shortly offering you an exchange of tickets to Spring Detectival 2021 or a refund.

You can be sure to expect all the usual fun and games at all future events, but with no doubt measures put in place to enable social distancing to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for all our Detectival attendees.

We whole-heartedly apologise to all our attendees, traders, charities, staff and volunteers for this decision, we feel that it is the best decision we can make at this time.

Please continue to maintain good respiratory and hand hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It.’ ethos and ensuring regular and thorough hand washing. If you do experience any of the symptoms: a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, please remain at home visit or call NHS 111 for advice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Some useful information sources:

Thank you everyone for your continued support at this difficult time.

The Detectival Team