Nozstockers – the countdown has begun! This Saturday we will be opening our farm’s gates to your beautiful faces for our one day event Into the Valley. Please read this below, and make sure you tell your mates who are coming with you.
To say we are excited to have you back in the fields is an understatement, but before we all get too carried away, we need to make sure that everyone is well prepared for the Covid-19 entry requirements before coming onto site. Covid-19 is still very much with us Nozstockers, so before we have what will be one hell of a reunion, we want to make sure safety is paramount.
We respect people’s personal judgement to manage their own risk, but we also have to consider the more vulnerable amongst us and our artists and crew who will lose much needed employment if they have to isolate for ten days. That being the case we want to make everyone attending Into The Valley aware of the following…
4 Things You Need to Know
1. All adults must not to come to site unless they complete one of the following options.. (Under 12’s do not need to prove their status.)
A) they have proof of double vaccination via the COVID-19 passport on the NHS app.
B) have taken a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of your arrival at the festival and registered here -> Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) *
You will be asked at Wristband Exchange to show your text from the NHS or your COVID-19 pass, if you have the app.
2. QR codes will be displayed around site, for those who choose to check in using the NHS app
3. We ask all attendees to be vigilant of increased hygiene – use the sanitiser stations around site, especially before eating / drinking. We will regularly clean covid touch points around site throughout the event. Consider other mitigations, such as wearing a mask in a headline crowd.
4. All ticket holders aged 16+ will need ID that matches their ticket to gain entry, you will be asked for this at Wristband Exchange. Anyone under 16 must have a guardian 21+ with them who can provide proof of age.
If you are feeling overwhelmed visit the information point and they will direct you to our dedicated welfare and first aid area. We know this may look like a lot to take in but we promise it’s not as complicated as it looks.
*For Wales – please visit here.
*For Scotland – please visit here.
For more answers to your burning questions, see the FAQ’s below 👇
Where can I order a test?
You can collect the tests free from most pharmacies, or order them online: Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Why do I need to?
Despite not being a legal requirement we feel this is the safest way forward to support the industry, ensure events can continue to happen and everyone can enjoy live music this summer.
When should I take my test?
Lateral flow tests should be taken the night before the event and the result logged here you will get an email or text message confirming your negative test result.
What will I need to show at Wristband Exchange?
Show your text from NHS confirming negative result OR your proof of double vaccination. Then you can skip merrily Into The Valley knowing you’ve helped to make the event as safe as possible.
Will there be tests on site?
We will not have tests at the gate, you must prepare to test in advance of the festival and arrive with a charged phone to show us your results.
I don’t want to test and I am not vaccinated, can I get a refund?
Those of you who feel uncomfortable testing, we respect that. Just contact The Ticket Sellers for a refund, no questions asked.
How do I set up my NHS vaccine passport?
You can show a text message from NHS confirming your negative result, but if you want to access your NHS COVID Pass and you choose to do so, you can do so through the free NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App. You need to be registered with a GP to access this.
More information and FAQs on www.nozstock.com/intothevalley