- 24 Mar 20
Thousands of litres of medical-grade gloves, face masks and thousands of litres of hand sanitiser were donated.
Glastonbury organisers have donated the medical supplies allocated for the 2020 festival to coronavirus emergency services. The supplies included gloves, face masks and thousands of litres of hand sanitiser.
Avon and Somerset Police and NHS accepted the donations, Tweeting out a picture of vans being filled with boxes of crucial supplies. In the Tweet, the police force personally thanked organisers Michael and Emily Eavis for their assistance.
On behalf of the A&S Local Resilience Forum we’d like to extend a huge thank you to Michael & @emilyeavis for providing frontline emergency service workers & NHS staff with thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves & face masks due to be used @glastonbury 2020. #SafeTogether pic.twitter.com/D5UqUZmMS5
— Avon and Somerset Police (@ASPolice) March 24, 2020
The 2020 festival, Glastonbury's 50th anniversary edition, was cancelled last week as Covid-19 rapidly spread throughout Europe. Concerns about safety and containing the outbreak have similarly led to the cancellation or postponement of other major events throughout the world, including Eurovision and Coachella.
The BBC will air the "Glastonbury Experience" during the last weekend of June, the time the festival was originally scheduled to take place. Classic performances will be broadcast for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Tickets purchased for this year's festival will also be carried over to 2021.