Just as Chatsworth offered an early template last summer of how social distancing could be introduced in historic settings without detracting from their aesthetic appeal, the same applies now with its phased reopening.
Not only will this witness the unveiling of two new medieval masterpieces, but renovations to its rolling grounds will find favour with those who simply want to savour the outdoors at this charming Derbyshire setting.
And there’s no reason why such attractions cannot welcome people back – provided, of course, that visitors respect the rules that are being put in place for their own health and wellbeing.
This isn’t necessarily a matter for government; just plain old-fashioned common sense.
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