Director of cancelled Christmas shopping fair criticises government handling of events industry

Catherine Thake, Fair Director of Spirit of Christmas fair, which was cancelled due to Government coronavirus measures, says the handling of the events industry amid the pandemic has been disappointing, saying "we feel forgotten". Plans has been put in place to create a "Covid-safe" environment for people visiting the fair, which was due to take place at London's Olympia in November, but the fair had to be cancelled after the events industry was directed to pause for up to six months.