COVID-19 SAFETY @ ROBIN HOOD'S FAIRE
To our guests, — our friends — as things change in this strange and different “almost” post-covid world we live in, we must all continue to work together to keep the most vulnerable among us safe. We are able to open our festival this year, but there are still some rules we must follow. We ask that you take the time to read thru our list and carry a mask with you at all times. This year is going to be wonderful as we gather together, outdoors, to enjoy the sights and sounds of the renaissance faire…and we can’t wait to see you there!
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THE ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING
Robin Hood’s Faire intends to open on May 22, 2021, safeguarding our patron and performer safety at all times. Here are the steps we are taking. We will continue to adapt these steps to meet or exceed State and CDC guidelines. These guidelines include (but are not limited to):
- Lines for Tickets, Food, Drinks, Etc: It will be required that everyone properly wear a mask while waiting in any line. No exceptions.
- Stages & Shows: it will be required to wear a mask while seated at shows. We ask folks to do their best to stay with their party and a safe distance from others, but at shows, this is sometimes not possible. The safest action is to simply wear a mask while enjoying the great entertainment from around the country.
- Vendor Shops: Some vendors may require people to wear masks inside their booths. Please be respectful of their wishes and don your mask properly before entering.
- Using the Restroom Building: mask use is still being enforced indoors in many places. We’ve been instructed to require masks be work at our only indoor space for patrons: the restroom. Please be respectful of attendants and wear your mask properly when using the restroom. There will be portable toilets available if you wish to use a restroom without the use of a mask.
- Expanded Eating Areas: Covered eating areas will be spread throughout the site. Please help our staff keep these areas clean by cleaning up after yourselves thoroughly.
- Signage: We will have signage throughout the faire site reminding folks of our mask policy.
- Face Masks/Coverings: Even before the newest CDC guidelines about masks and vaccinated people, the state of CT has been easing restrictions. As of May 19, 2021, most restrictions will be lifted with the exception of INDOOR mask wearing. It’s for that reason we have been granted permission from local authorities to make mask wearing voluntary with these few exceptions: 1. while waiting in any line 2. while seated at shows 3. while using the indoor restroom building and 4. at shops where it’s posted. We will remind people, when necessary, to wear their masks properly (mouth and nose must be covered)! No excuses, no exceptions. Violators may be asked to leave without refund.
- Site Capacity: We will be limiting the maximum number of patrons on-site based on recommendations and re-opening guidelines. We are capping our attendance at 3500 patrons on site at any given time. To avoid being turned away at the gate, you can buy your tickets online here. Remaining tickets can be purchased at our box office on site. Call ahead if you’re concerned about availability.
- Social Distancing: Please allow for social distancing when visiting our vendors. Don’t crowd others inside vendor booths. Please be courteous and wait until you can shop safely.
- Thorough Cleaning: We will frequently sanitize all restroom facilities, ticket booths, eating areas, and any other high-traffic zones. Merchants are encouraged to maintain proper sanitation in their shops.
- Travel Advisory: As of March 19, 2021, Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No.9S, Section 1 regarding travel is no longer in effect. Connecticut residents and travelers to Connecticut should follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Mandates and requirements are not currently in place in Connecticut. You can get more info here.
We understand that risk cannot be wholly mitigated and encourage anyone who is immunocompromised, 65+, or just too nervous to attend an event like this to remain at home.
Updated May 17, 2021