ORGANISERS of the Great Yorkshire Show have confirmed it will go ahead as planned next month.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society has been awaiting confirmation from North Yorkshire County Council’s public health teams amid rising cases of the Delta variant.

In the latest update, a spokesperson for the annual event said it was “delighted” to reveal it can take place between Tuesday, July 13, and Friday, July 16, in Harrogate as planned.

The statement reads: “We are delighted to announce that the Great Yorkshire Show will take place as planned despite the delay to ending coronavirus restrictions.

“The Great Yorkshire Show was planned under social distancing measures and we are continuing to work closely with North Yorkshire County Council Public Health to deliver a Covid safe show.

“We are discussing some of the details which may require additional measures to be put in place.

“We have already adapted the Show so that most of it is held outdoors this year and it’s been extended to run over four days for the first time in its history.

“We can’t wait to welcome you.”

As well as holding the show over four days, the show is capping visitor numbers to 25,000 people a day.

There will be sanitiser points, track and trace check-in’s and a reduced Grandstand capacity at 30 per cent.

Tickets, £24.50 adults, and £11 for children aged five to 18, must be booked.

Discounts are also available for groups and school parties but tickets must be for a specific date, rather than flexible, due to limits on numbers.

Anyone wishing to snap up a ticket can visit the online portal or call 01423-541-222 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.