Birds Euroshow To Open Family Funfair in Tralee from Saturday 15th of August

The Directors of Birds Euroshow funfair have said they are looking forward to opening for business in Kerry for the first time this year and fully intend to demonstrate their new high standards of safety protocols to the community.

A family funfair will open at the grounds of Harriers Athletic Club, Dan spring road, Tralee from Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th of August operating from 12pm until 8pm daily.

Under current Covid-19 regulations for outdoor gatherings, attendances are limited to 200 people and visitors to Birds are advised not to congregate outside the fairground, while parking is not permitted on Dan Spring road.

Birds have permission to open under phase 3 of the governments Reopening plan which was announced in June.

The company chose to defer the commencement of operations in the Kingdom this summer in order to diligently finalise the new operational working plan.

Considerable time and resources have been invested in ensuring that very high standard of new guidelines and protocols could be developed and implemented to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, while also ensuring the full time staff under quarantine received their compliance certificates in Covid-19 induction training.

Director Don Bird said: "We've been proud to support communities in Kerry for over 80 years during which time we have built up a positive relationship with the people of Kerry. They trust us and we are dedicated to maintaining that sentiment when we return to work. Obviously, we cannot operate the same way as we have done in the past. A visit to our fun fair will be very different to ensure our staff and customers are safe. Everyone is accustomed to using hand sanitiser, wearing masks and maintaining social distance in various indoor and outdoor settings. Everything is in place at Birds Funfair as we prepare to open our doors to welcome customers in Kerry.”

Customer and staff safety on the fairgrounds have always been the top priority for the Bird family who have introduced a host of HSE-approved sanitation measures to protect everybody from Covid-19.

There will be clear signage outlining our Covid-19 preventative measures, Hand sanitization stations at all attractions, social distancing friendly queuing systems, contactless payment option on all attractions, temperature checks, customer facing staff will be wearing visors, a strict regimented sanitization regime for all common touch points and many more new changes.

Our primary concern of the Bird Family is the safety of their staff and visitors and for that reason they have to make many changes to daily operations to ensure that they can provide the highest safety level possible and still be able to provide top class entertainment to the public.

"We will open in Tralee next week and in mid-September in Listowel, and while we understand that procedures are subject to change due to the evolving nature of Covid-19, we look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate to the people in Kerry that we can implement our new safety protocols in such a way that will allow them to experience all the fun of the fair safely" said Don Bird.