Following the announcement that UK schools are to be closed (for non-key workers) and that the rate of infection in the UK is not slowing, we feel the only responsible action is to encourage the suspension of all parties during this time.
We believe the risk of transmission via party kit equipment to be low* as all equipment items are thoroughly washed between hires, however the parties themselves have a high chance of spreading the virus between guests.
While it is heart-breaking to cancel a party, especially for children, isolation and social distancing are our main tools in trying to slow the spread of this epidemic.
Please stay at home. Please postpone your party. And please delay your party kit hire.
Each of the party kits in the Party Kit Network are run independently however we have asked all kit owners to provide a full refund if you have a hire booked which must now be cancelled. Please contact the party kit you made the book through to arrange a postponement or refund.
Packing away our party kits for the foreseeable future has been difficult, especially when we were just getting started. But the time for parties and reducing waste will come again - we just need patience.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update this page accordingly.