Camp Bestival COVID-19 Entry Requirements

 

All ticket holders aged 11 and over (little people under 11 are exempt) will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 Status before entering through the Camp Bestival gates 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).

 

Please note 11-15 year olds will need to take a lateral flow test if they have no proof of natural immunity as above.

 


Ticket holders 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 Camp Bestival entry gates. 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 gates.

 

This NHS video is very useful to show you how to download and use the NHS COVID Pass.


Ticket holders 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 gates.


Ticket holders 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 gates.


Ticket holders from Northern Ireland and International Ticket holders

All other ticket holders (international and those from Northern Ireland) will be required to provide evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test, or full vaccination status, using your country's official certifications.


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 Camp Bestival. 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 Camp Bestival 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 festival site on Sunday, when you re-enter the festival through an entrance gate you may be required to demonstrate your valid COVID Status. Please ensure that you upload your re-test to the NHS website if using Lateral Flow Tests.

 

My Children Haven’t Had Jabs, What Do We Do?
Children who are 11 years old or over will need to show a negative lateral flow test result before entry to the festival. Children under 11 do not need this, or proof of vaccination. Over 18’s can show proof of a negative lateral flow test, or vaccination status.

 

What can we use to show proof of a positive PCR test within the last 180 days for our child who is aged 11-13 (as they can't use the NHS COVID Pass due to their age)?
For 11-13 year olds you can show an NHS email/text as proof as long as it shows the date of the positive PCR test which needs to be within the last 180 days.

 

What can we use to show proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test  for our child who is aged 11-13 (as they can't use the NHS COVID Pass due to their age)?
For 11-13 year olds you can show an NHS email/text as proof as long as it clearly shows the name and the date the test was taken. 

 

What If I Get A Positive Lateral Flow Test?

If you get a positive lateral flow test before you enter the festival you will NOT be able to enter and you will need to follow government advice, including self-isolating. Your ticket will be refunded in this instance. Please contact your ticketing agent and they will be able to arrange this for you.
If you re-test whilst at the festival and your result is positive, please alert a member of security or staff immediately and ask them to radio Event Control.

 

What If My Accommodation Is Off Site?
That’s not a problem. Just show your vaccination status at the gate each day or take a lateral flow test every 72 hours. If you take a Lateral flow test, only those with a negative result will be allowed to enter.


Will I Have To Wear A Face Covering/Practice Social Distancing During The Event?

No. Masks are not mandatory but you are welcome to wear one if you would like.

 
Will I Have To Follow COVID-19 Guidelines Before And After The Event?
Yes. Follow government guidance on your way to and from the event.


How do we show we're vaccinated?

You will be able to show your status on the NHS App. See above for full details.


If we test positive do we get a refund?

Yes. If you test positive while at the festival, please alert a member of security or staff immediately and ask them to radio Event Control.

 

Will the festival feel diferent/smaller/less than a normal Camp Bestival?
No! Once inside you will be able to enjoy the magic of Camp Bestival as normal.

 

Do I take my test at home or on site?
Please take your lateral flow test at home before setting off for the festival.

 

Will we have to 'Check In' using the NHS Test & Trace APP when we arrive at the festival?

Yes. If you don't have the APP then staff can note down your details at the entrance gates.

 

What happens if any of our family attending Camp Bestival test positive for Covid-19 and our isolation period overlaps with our trip to Camp Bestival? 
If they are direct family, and their tickets were bought on the same booking order then all ticketholders would have the option to roll over their tickets to 2022 to secure places at the festival at this year’s prices or, receive a refund from their ticket provider. 


What happens if any of our family attending Camp Bestival are required to isolate by NHS Test & Trace?
If they are direct family, and their tickets were bought on the same booking order then all ticketholders would have the option to roll over their tickets to 2022 to secure places at the festival at this year’s prices or, receive a refund from their ticket provider. 


I don’t feel safe attending in 2021, can I get a refund?
Public and staff/crew safety is of utmost importance and we are working with Public Health and Local Authorities to ensure the correct safety measures and crowd considerations are in place for the festival in order to deliver a safe event.
As per ticket terms and conditions, we’re unable to offer refunds other than for cancellation or significant alteration of the festival. If you want to sell your Camp Bestival 2021 ticket, check to see if your ticket agent has an official resale site and list it there.

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