Pride in London’s decision to postpone the Parade and associated events
It is with a heavy heart that Pride in London is announcing the postponement of the Parade and associated events that were due to take place on Saturday 27th June 2020, with a new date to be announced in due course.
This decision has been taken in light of the current advice from Public Health England and the UK Government regarding Coronavirus and how long the current situation could potentially last. Pride in London will always uphold its commitment to creating a safe environment for everyone who attends on the Parade day, and during all associated events.
A statement from Pride in London’s Co-Chairs: “It’s been a tough decision to postpone the Pride in London Parade and events, but the health and safety of our communities is our top priority. With the climate changing daily, we need to think even further ahead and make timely decisions to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities, volunteers and participants.
“We’ve been working closely with the Greater London Authority and have their support in taking this decision. We’re also currently working with key partners including Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police Service, TfL and London Fire Brigade to look at the possibility of another date. We’d like to thank our partners and agencies, as well as our volunteers and the public for their patience and ongoing support during this time.
“The safety of all of our volunteers is our top priority and so we’re also changing our operations internally, with all meetings now taking place virtually.
“Additionally, we will be postponing the Pride Festival, Pride’s Got Talent, Pride in the City, Pride Boxing, the Pride 10K and all other upcoming events. We understand how important these events are to you all, so will of course be announcing future plans for each in due course.
“We fully appreciate the pressures and effects that the current situation is having on all of our communities. Allyship is needed more than ever, so we ask everyone to continue to be kind, loving and generous. Our priority now will be to look closely at how we can support and bring communities together over the coming months.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding in these difficult times and will continue to update you moving forwards.”
- Alison Camps & Michael Salter-Church, Co-Chairs of Pride in London