MEATOPIA 2021: OUR COVID POLICY
After the pandemic forced us to call off Meatopia 2020, we are thrilled to be back in action this 3—5 September for Meatopia 2021.
That said, covid-19 is still out there, and we want everyone at the festival from staff to ticket holders to feel as safe as possible, so we’ve put a plan in place to make sure that’s the case. These precautions have been detailed below — please read all the information very carefully before planning your trip to the festival.
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What do I need to show to get into the festival?
To be allowed entry to the festival, all ticket holders, staff and guests will need to show either proof of full vaccination, or proof of a registered negative lateral flow or PCR test result from within the last 48 hours.
Proof of vaccination means an NHS Covid Pass on the NHS app, (this is NOT the same as the NHS Covid 19 app and does not track or ping you). Click here to download the NHS app and click here to understand the difference between the NHS Covid-19 app and the NHS app.
Proof of a negative test result means an NHS text message or email confirming registration of the negative lateral flow or PCR test result. The test must have been taken within the 48 hours prior to your arrival at the festival.
There will not be testing facilities on-site at Meatopia. If you are not double vaccinated, you will need to arrange your own test within 48 hours of your arrival on site and register the result with the NHS.
What if I’m not a UK citizen registered with the NHS?
If you are arriving from outside of the UK and are not registered with the NHS, you can still register a negative lateral flow test result here or provide a vaccination status letter from your doctor.
What if I get ‘pinged’ ahead of the event, or test positive for covid-19?
Please follow the government guidance if you are told to self-isolate in the run-up to the event. Currently, those who are double vaccinated do not need to self isolate after being ‘pinged’ or coming into contact with someone who has tested positive, provided they themselves have since tested negative.
If you do test positive for covid-19, do not come to the event. We will happily roll over your ticket free of charge to 2022’s event. To claim this, you will need to send an email to [email protected] before doors open on the day of your ticket, with the subject line ‘Positive Covid Test’ and proof of positive test result registered with the NHS app. Please make sure you follow these instructions accurately otherwise you won’t be eligible to roll over your ticket.
Can I pass my ticket on to someone else?
Yes, tickets can be transferred to other people. Please make sure they understand all of the information on this page in order to gain entry to the festival.
I have kids’ tickets, will they need to be vaccinated/tested?
No, these requirements do not apply to under 18s.
Will I need to wear a mask at Meatopia?
In line with the current government guidance, mask-wearing is not mandatory, but you are welcome to wear one at any time at your own discretion. We recommend bringing one along, especially if you’re travelling via taxi or public transport.
Will social distancing be in place at Meatopia?
In line with the current government guidance, social distancing measures will not be mandatory at Meatopia. However, we encourage everyone to respect each other’s personal space, wash or sanitise your hands regularly, and opt for contact-free greetings where possible.
What measures will be in place at Meatopia?
Keeping our staff, guests and ticket holders safe is our number one priority, so we have introduced the following measures this year:
Hand sanitiser stations will be spread throughout the venue
Regular cleaning of key areas such as bathrooms
We’re going cashless to minimise physical contact at bars and vendors. Please bring along your cards and contactless payment devices.
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to drop an email to [email protected].