British Naturism were due to host the event at Splash Landings in November
A naked family swim at Alton Towers waterpark has been cancelled due to Covid-19 safety fears.
Up to 400 members from British Naturism were due to attend the annual event at Splash Landings between November 20-22 – but the organisation said it will not go ahead as the gathering would breach pandemic protolcol.
Public Health England (PHE) and Environmental Health were also part of the consultation to call off the meet at Alton Towers, Staffordshire.
British Naturism also said the cancellation was made on September 16, which pre-dates any controversy that was caused at Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent last week.
Waterworld banned its nude family swim event after a fierce backlash, which saw thousands sign a petition. While Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark also banned their family gathering.
A British Naturism spokesman told BirminghamLive: “We had consultations with Alton Towers, Public Health England and Environmental Health and between us we’ve taken the decision that it (the event) cannot go ahead.
“We’re an organised group with people who already know each other and that would push the boundaries of what one might call a Covid-safe environment.”
Original publication 3 October, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 5th October 2020
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