Fireworks displays have been canceled again this year in West Dunbartonshire following the introduction of the new Covid 19 restrictions.
Councilors have agreed to cancel events in Dumbarton and Delaware in November, when a report presented to members on Wednesday highlighted the challenges in which the new rules will be used to host events.
The decision follows new guidelines from the Scottish Government, which means that from October 1, 2021, any adult participating in a major event will have to present his or her vaccine passport before entering.
This decision applies to any non-outdoor live event with an audience of more than 4,000 people, and requires the organizers to fully vaccinate the participating adults.
In Dumbarton and Delmoir, displays are held in public parks and are historically ticketless, and the report says the new guidelines will require significant extras to keep events going. planning, Management, security fences and more costs.
Another concern was that the actual displays could not meet the same high standards of previous years due to the shortage of fireworks.
A West Dunbartonshire Council spokesman said: “Planning for this year’s event was ongoing and we are disappointed that we had to cancel it. Stage.
“Unfortunately, following the new guidelines around the Quaid Passport, additional guards have been recruited to carry out the incident, with extensive security fencing for both sites, additional risk assessment and new plans to run the event, as well.” A large budget will be required.
“Given the short time frame left and the many competitive pressures surrounding the recovery of the Covid 19, it will be extremely difficult to deliver safely.
We are very sorry for our residents, who we know will be disappointed with this news and we are very hopeful that our fireworks will be back next year.
West Dunbartonshire. Council In the weeks leading up to Guy Focus Night, work is underway in partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, traditionally one of the busiest periods of emergency services.
Guide to Safe Fireworks, Lighting and Disposal of Fireworks Use of Fireworks with CE Mark Fire Safety Keeping a safe distance and monitoring children can be found at: https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety/fireworks-safety.aspx