Visitors invited to Covid-Safe Open Day at Essex Horse Charity

Ingatestone, Essex – Remus Horse Sanctuary will be opening its gates on Sunday 6 June 2021 to welcome visitors safely to the charity with numerous covid-safe measures in place. To minimise physical contact, tickets must be pre-booked, entry times will be staggered, and there will be waitress service within the refreshment area.

The Sanctuary will be open from 1pm to 5pm for the event and pre-booking is essential either via the website or telephone as the charity will only be selling a limited number of tickets to ensure everyone’s safety and maintain social distancing.

Admission will be charged at £5 per adult and £2 for children. Tickets can be purchased securely online at: or via the telephone on: 01277 356191.

Parking is available on-site and disabled parking is available near to the yard. There is also a wheelchair accessible toilet. Dogs are welcome on a lead. 

Sue Burton, founder of the Sanctuary said,We are taking a cautious approach to our events this year. We want our visitors and the Remus team to feel safe and to be safe.

“Our on-site events are generally outdoors anyway, but we have put in place a number of measures to keep interaction to the minimum. For example, there will be stalls, but no stalls that allow for interaction, such as our regular tombola or children’s corner. We’ll even be disinfecting the fencing!”

In line with current government guidelines, visitors will be asked to provide contact details for members in their party over the age of 16, or to scan the NHS QR Code using the NHS Covid-19 App. QR posters will be displayed at the main entrance. Contact details will be held for 21 days to assist the government’s Track & Trace system.

Visitors will be asked to keep two metres apart from others and encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the afternoon.

Ms Burton added,We experienced no problems at our Open Day earlier in May. Everyone came along and had a great time out in the open in the beautiful Essex countryside and enjoyed meeting the animals whilst feeling Covid safe.  We hope that our stringent measures will mean we can continue to open safely throughout the summer.”

For further information, visit or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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