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Pride is cancelled with a 'heavy heart' due to coronavirus mass gatherings advice




West Norfolk's Pride event has been cancelled following government guidelines on mass gatherings in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Organisers say they hope to return to Lynn for 2021 but it is with a "heavy heart" that this year's event has had to be scrapped.

It adds to the evergrowing list of cancellations and postponements in West Norfolk which can be found here: All the events cancelled across West Norfolk due to coronavirus

Kinsg Lynn's third Pride event has been cancelled
Kinsg Lynn's third Pride event has been cancelled

A statement by Pride on social media said: "The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and volunteers will always be of the utmost importance.

"We are hoping to be back for 2021, so continue to follow us on social media for updates."

Roughly 3,000 people took part in a colourful parade last year in what was the second year of the Pride event.

There will be no Pride this year
There will be no Pride this year

The colours of LGBT are displayed for the event as the community come together to celebrate equality and diversity.

The government guidelines on mass gatherings are: "In line with the social distancing guidance it is advised that large gatherings should not take place.

"While the risks of transmitting the disease at mass gatherings are relatively low, these steps will also allow emergency services that would have been deployed for these events to be prioritised in alleviating pressure on public services."


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