COVID-19 FAQ


Will I have to wear a face mask / practise social distancing at the event?

It is not compulsory to wear a face mask, however we would advise people to wear one in busy places for example on entry and at the bar.

Social distancing measures will be encouraged where possible via queues and floor markers. We will be encouraging people to not to stand near the bar or servery for anything other than service

Do I need proof of a negative Covid-19 test?

No you don't.

I've had Covid-19 in the past 3 months, can I still attend?

If you have tested positive for Coronavirus or develop coronavirus symptoms in the 10 days before you plan to attend the festival, then please do not attend the festival.

Please do not attend the festival if you need to self-isolate because you are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms, even if these symptoms are mild.

If you or anyone you live with have one or more Covid-19 symptoms you should follow the government guidance on testing and self-isolation.

I'm not vaccinated can I attend?

All measures have been taken to make the festival as secure against Covid-19 as possible. We have no restrictions to prevent your attendance.

What have you put in place to keep attendees safe?

We have undertaken a Festival Covid-19 Risk Assessment. This is available available to view on the festival's website.

There will be hand washing facilities and hand sanitizer available. To help keep everyone safe, we ask that you sanitize your hands upon entering (and leaving) the festival, when going to the bar and food servery and on leaving the toilets.

Social distancing will be encouraged at the festival (as far as is practical given the layout of Pear Tree Hall) via queues, floor markers and signage to help with ease of traffic.

Volunteers working at CAMRA festivals will be aware how to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 contamination including cleaning procedures and glass handling guidelines.

The public areas will be cleaned prior to every session and where practical throughout the day. We would ask that where tables become free that they are not reoccupied until we have cleared and cleaned the table and seats.

Will you have sanitation facilities?

Yes there will be plenty of hand sanitizer available throughout the festivals and those attending the festival are encouraged to use it. There are of course toilets and and associated hand washing facilities with soap and towels.

Do I need to have the Track and Trace app?

Government guidance encourages Track and Trace but it is not a legal obligation. We have encouraged the use of Trace and Trace by providing a QR Code poster

Will the festival capacity still be the same?

Capacity at the festivals has been reduced to take into account social distancing but the festival will not be fully seated

Is there a limit to people in a group?

The Government are not currently putting a limit on group numbers.

Will the queues be longer?

Queues might appear longer in some instances due to social distancing, however we do not envisage any significant delay. We ask that you please be patient and bear with the bar staff we are working to try to maintain the usual throughput.

Do I keep the same glass?

As usual at the Festival we are expecting you to keep your own glass but for those that do want to have a clean glass a glass exchange will be available.

Can I sample the beer?

As in previous years beers can be sampled from your own glass.

Is there bar service or table service?

Under current Government guidance service can be at the bar and we will not be offering table service.

Do I need to book a table?

We will not be operating a table booking system, seating will be on a first come basis.

Are you taking cash?

We will be using beer tokens at the bar. Tokens can be purchased in the festival; you may pay using debit/credit cards or cash.

I've tested positive after the festival, what do I need to do?

Track and Trace should alert those who have been in close contact. The Festival website will be updated to inform attendees. If the festival is still ongoing, the areas the customer who tested positive frequented will be deep cleaned.

I'm vulnerable. Is it safe to attend?

We are implementing a number of measures as detailed above to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to all attending the Festival. Social distancing measures will also be in place where possible. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at a number of locations throughout the Festival. You are welcome to wear a face mask should you wish to do so.



Page updated: 26th September 2021
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