An email update from Stephen Vickers (Chief Executive, The Devonshire Group)
In light of the most recent Government guidance, we have taken the decision to close the Chatsworth Garden and the takeaway food outlets from today 22 March, until further notice. The toilets will remain open today 22 March, but all public toilets at Chatsworth will be closed from 23 March.
Chatsworth House, Farmyard and Adventure Playground were not open, and will remain closed.
This decision has not been taken lightly. The situation is enormously complex and fast moving, and we believe that taking decisive action to help implement effective social distancing is in the best interests of all of our visitors and staff, and is part of the collective national effort to help contain the coronavirus.
As a vital food service outlet, the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop remains open, and we are working hard to ensure that we protect our staff and customers with social distancing measures, maintain stocks and replenish shelves, so that we can best serve our community.
We are also adding more products to our online shop, and setting up local delivery and click and collect services, to support those who are self-isolating. The café at the farm shop remains closed.
Outdoor space and fresh air are imperative to everyone’s wellbeing, and the Chatsworth Park and Woodland will remain open. We do however ask people to observe all Government guidelines regarding social distancing and unnecessary travel.
We will be posting any updates as soon as we have them on our website and social media, so please look out for these.
On behalf of the Duke and Duchess, and everyone as at Chatsworth, I would like to thank you for your continued support. We wish you the best of health and look forward to welcoming you soon.
Stephen Vickers, Chief Executive