COVID POLICY 2021

We are delighted to be returning this year with a full and varied programme, book events, festival market, evening concerts, workshops, exhibitions and our café.

We are keen to strike a sensible balance between a relaxed and enjoyable festival and imposing safety measures to ensure, as far as possible we keep everyone and each other safe.   Given ventilation will be a key element in all our venues, we recommend bringing warm clothes, particularly for the evening events.

The following policies will be adopted throughout the Festival.

  • We ask everyone attending to bring a mask (unless exempt) and to wear when in any crowded areas.
  • There will be anti-bacterial gel stations around the site and we ask people to use these.
  • A clear one-way system around the site will be put in place to reduce crowding at the start and end of events.
  • The test and trace QR code will be available for use at the box office
  • We will ask people, wherever possible to make payments by card.

Venues

Cutfield Freeman Marquee. 

  • Total numbers will be capped at 150.
  • The marquee will remain well ventilated with panels removed where appropriate depending on the weather.
  • Chairs and surfaces will be carefully cleaned between events.

Church

  • Total numbers will be capped at 80 and audiences will be seated in the groups they attend with, with plenty of space between groups.
  • The church doors will remain open through the event to allow good ventilation.
  • Surfaces and seating areas will be carefully cleaned between events. 

Stone Barn – workshops

  • Total numbers will be capped at 16 and we asked all those attending to bring evidence that they have been double vaccinated or a recent negative lateral flow test
  • The room will be well ventilated with French doors left open
  • Surfaces and seating areas will be carefully cleaned between events.
  • Teas and coffees will not be served but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Café and exhibition –  Church hall

  • Our café will provide a range of sandwiches, salads, cakes etc. These will be supplied in recyclable deli boxes with recyclable cutlery. (Recycling bins for these will be available.
  • We will ask customers to use card payments wherever possible.

We ask anyone with Covid symptoms not to attend. We recommend anyone attending who is not double vaccinated do a lateral flow test 24 -48 hours prior to arrival. We hope that these measures will be reassuring without being too strict.