Witcombe Festival COVID-19 Entry Requirements

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All Witcombe Festival goers aged 12 and over (little Witcombe fans under 12 are exempt) will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 Status before entering our happy place by providing either:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the festival) or
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at the festival or
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).

None of the above = no entry and you will be turned away

Witcombe Festival goers from England

If you are resident in England, you can show your status easily via the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App. For more information on how to do this, please click here.

We recommend that you screenshot or download a copy of your NHS COVID Pass prior to arrival so that you have it ready to show at the entrance. Alternatively, you can print a copy and bring this with you, which we highly recommend (it’s so much easier).

If you don’t have access to a smartphone or computer, then you can call 119 to request a letter to demonstrate your vaccination status or online here. Please note that the letter can take up to 5 working days to reach you. This letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP.

If you cannot access your NHS COVID Pass or if you do not receive a vaccination status letter in time you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry tent.

Witcombe Festival goers from Scotland

If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your full vaccination status here.

If you do not receive the letter in time, you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry tent.

Witcombe Festival goers from Wales

If you live in Wales, you can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here.

If you cannot access your NHS COVID Pass you will need to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry tent.

Witcombe Festival goers from Northern Ireland

Ticket holders from Northern Ireland will be required to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry tent.

Witcombe Festival goers from the EU

Ticket holders from the European Union and all other international travelers will be required to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test, by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry tent.

How to upload your NHS Lateral Flow Test

If you are demonstrating your COVID-19 Status using an NHS Lateral Flow Test this should be taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at Witcombe Festival. You can order NHS Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site.

Once you have taken your test, you will need to report your result on the NHS website here You will receive a text or email notification confirming your negative test result, to present on entry.

A positive result from an NHS Lateral Flow Test means it’s likely you had coronavirus when the test was done. You and anyone you live with must not attend Witcombe Festival and self-isolate immediately. You are then advised to get a PCR test to confirm your result as soon as possible.

Will I be required to re-test?

If you are using an NHS Lateral Flow Test to demonstrate your COVID Status, this will remain valid for 72 hours from the time you took the test. You will then need to re-test on the expiry of the initial 72 hour period so please bring a supply of Lateral flow tests with you to the festival.

If you leave the site during the festival on Saturday and Sunday, when you return you will be required to demonstrate your valid COVID Status. Please ensure that you upload your re-test to the NHS website.

Will I be required to wear a face mask at the festival?

Masks are not mandatory but people are welcome to wear one if they would like