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29th Sep 2020

Farmophobia organisers give info on Covid safety at this year’s event

Rory Cashin

Farmophobia are taking the safety around their scary event very seriously.

One of Ireland’s favourite things to do around Halloween is head out to the middle of nowhere in Meath and be absolutely scared silly.

2020 has proven to be scary enough already, but the folks at Farmophobia aren’t going to let that stop them (and stop us) from bringing the scares this year, running from Friday, October 9 all the way up to Saturday, October 31.

However, for anyone worried that the arrival of Covid-19 could make a visit to Farmophobia a no-no, you’ll be happy to hear that the organisers are taking the health and safety of its visitors very seriously.

They have stated that “Farmaphobia 2020 has been designed to comply with all government guidelines. All tickets must be booked in advance in a pod of four, five, or six tickets. For everybody’s safety this year’s event will be all outdoors.

“There will be no wandering – all movement through the event will be controlled, socially distanced and strictly one way. There will be a set time interval between each pod entering the haunts. Tickets allow access to all three outdoor haunts and ticket-holders must remain in pods at all times.

“It is mandatory for all visitors and staff to wear a face covering at all times to ensure everyone’s safety. We have slashed the number of tickets available each night so there will be no crowds. As you move through the attraction you must maintain at least a two metre distance from all other pods. We have implemented systems and installed extra infrastructure to ensure this happens.

“The whole event will be timed and will have a much smaller capacity than other years … we mean it when we say NO-ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM!

The organisers also state that hand sanitiser posts will be available throughout the attraction, and have requested that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms, anyone self-isolating, in travel quarantine, awaiting results of a Covid-19 or has been in contact with someone with symptoms, to not visit.

And finally, if the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, the organisers of Farmophobia will issue a full refund. Bookings and all other info on this year’s events – which includes World War II Zombies, CornEvil, Purge Night, and the return of DJ Spooks – can be found right here.

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