Care & Safety
For your safety and that of others attending the event, if you have not received your second vaccine jab by 15 July 2021, we strongly recommend that you take a Covid-19 test in the 3 days before attending the event. Do not attend the event if you feel unwell and experiencing Covid-19 related symptoms on or just before event day.
Artists travelling from red list countries will be subject to 10 full days in a managed quarantine hotel.
We will be working closely with the Local Authority and Safety Advisory Group to ensure our plans adhere to any new or required regulations in order to deliver a safe event in light of COVID-19.
We are carefully monitoring all UK Government and Public Health England advice on these matters and we will follow their official guidelines relating to mass gatherings at the time of this year's event, including any guidance on health and safety measures.
We will of course keep you updated via our website, newsletter, and social media so please do keep an eye on these for news in the run up to the event.
If this is your first festival or you are looking for general advice, please visit the https://www.zimfestlive.com/festival-info for some useful pointers to getting prepared and making the most of your experience.
HOW ARE WE MAKING THE EVENT SAFE IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS?
We’ve put a lot of work into ensuring we can offer Zimfest Live in a safe way. We have rigorous plans in place and will be providing clear guidance and information so that all visitors, artists and staff at the event are safe. Given the current climate this is our first priority
The event being held in accordance with guidance and advice from the Government, Public Health England (PHE), the Department of Health & Social Care, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).Implementation of the COVID- 19 specific advice will be underpinned by the regular application of legislation and guidance provided by:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- The Licensing Act 2003
- The Event Safety Guide (Purple Guide)
- The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide)All event plans are being shared with local authority, police and emergency services and relevant statutory bodies.
Compared with other events that have been safely held in this event space, we’re allowing five times more space per customer to give everyone the space to spread out.
If at any point guidance from Government changes so that the event cannot be put on in a safe way, then it won’t go ahead.
We are actively encouraging those who are unwell not to attend hence our refund policy for COVID+ customers.
WILL YOU BE POLICING SOCIAL DISTANCING?
No. The event site is large enough to enable socially responsible customers to maintain appropriate distances from each other during the event while having a good time.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A FACE-COVERING?
While the event is outside, we encourage the use of face coverings by attendees. Please note that our security staff may request you to remove or lift a face-covering upon entry to the event site and bar staff may also require you to remove your face covering when applying “Challenge 25” when purchasing alcohol.
WILL THERE BE HAND SANITISER ON SITE?
Hand sanitiser will be available upon entry to the site, at toilets and at food and drink service points. Please feel free to bring your own sanitiser to site – maximum bottles of 100ml will be admitted by security.
HOW CLEAN ARE THE TOILETS?
Every toilet is deep cleaned on an hourly basis.
WILL YOU BE TESTING PEOPLE’S TEMPERATURES AS THEY ENTER THE EVENTS?
The effectiveness of temperature testing of customers will require further assessing nearer the event. It has now been shown that a raised temperature is not a definite symptom of COVID-19.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE CHANGES TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES BETWEEN NOW AND THE EVENT?
We will put public safety considerations before all others, including finance. If it is not possible to achieve an acceptable environment due to not being able to mitigate risks sufficiently the event will not be held.
Roll your sleeves up and have some fun as a ZimFest Live volunteer!
Volunteers will get free entry and a free ZimFest Live t-shirt. If you would like to join the volunteer squad please sign up using the form below: