With the current Government Restrictions on social events, rock and gem fairs have been cancelled for the forseeable future. Enthusiasts will miss the events and exhibitors will no-doubt miss the income.

Before the ban became official, organisers were making decisions about individual shows as they neared. Whilst it would have been possible to implement some safety measures, the nature of the gatherings makes this very tricky. In addition, the guidance on isolation for those over 70 directly affects a number of exhibitors as well as visitors meaning holding shows at present is not really viable.

With the situation unlikely to change in the coming weeks, organisers of events such as Rock, Gem ‘n’ Bead are thanking people for their patience and issuing regular updates on their Facebook pages.

The UKFCG extend the overriding message being for people to stay safe and well. We wish show organisers and attendees all the best and can’t wait to see them once show recommence.