Covid Safety Measures

We are delighted to have been deemed a ‘Good to Go’ venue by Visit England and we have been working hard behind the scenes to plan our Shows within current government guidelines. To ensure the safety of our members, visitors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff we have the following safety measures in place for our Shows:

  • Please come and enjoy the Show in groups in line with government restrictions or your household bubble.
  • Contact details must be provided for all visitors aged 16 or over (if this was not provided as part of your ticket purchase process then this can be done by checking in with the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app at the NHS Covid-19 QR codes at the entrances, or with stewards if you do not have a smartphone).  Tickets are not transferable.
  • Show visitors should purchase their tickets online in advance of the Show to ensure entry since numbers on site are currently limited
  • By purchasing online tickets to the Show visitors are agreeing to share their details and their party’s details to NHS Test & Trace within a 21 day period of their attendance should this be necessary.
  • To enable us to manage the number of people on site tickets are day specific and we are asking our visitors to select what time they will arrive, before or after 1pm. Please check the information next to the QR code on your tickets to see which day and arrival time your ticket relates to. Visitors are not required to leave at a specified time once they are at the Showground.
  • To ensure we have an accurate number of people on our site, we are asking visitors to ensure that all tickets are scanned on entry and exit. Please have the QR code ready on printed tickets or smartphone for scanning.
  • Should you wish to exit and re-enter the show please ensure that the stewards provide you with a Show pass out ticket which should be returned when you re-enter.  These will be cleaned between each use.
  • If you are travelling by public transport to the Show please remember that face coverings are mandatory on public transport.
  • When you arrive at the Show all visitors aged 16 and over must check in using their smartphone’s NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app at the NHS Covid-19 QR codes which will be displayed at the entrance to the Show. Please ensure you have the app downloaded before you arrive.  If you do not have a smartphone we will have stewards on hand to take your details manually.
  • Social distancing will be in place across the entire Show and Showground including the car parks, any queues and around the main ring should there be main ring entertainment. There will be extra staff and signage throughout the Show. We are asking all people on site to observe the 2m social distancing rules or 1m plus mitigation (face coverings, screens etc) where this is not possible.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended at all times at the Show and you must bring your own with you.  
  • A number of indoor areas will be open including our Queen’s Jubilee Hall where the number of people allowed inside the building at one time will be limited. For any indoor areas face coverings are mandatory (for ages 11 and over) and the one-way routing must be followed. Visors do not replace the requirement for face coverings. To assist our stewards, please display a badge or card if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
  • Face coverings are mandatory (for ages 11 and over) should the Members Pavilion Bar & Cafe be open, other than when seated for eating or drinking.
  • Handwashing facilities and sanitiser stations will be provided and sign posted across the Show site.
  • Extra signage will be in place in toilets for handwashing plus regular cleaning will be taking place
  • Catering concessions will have nearby handwashing/sanitising stations.
  • Please check this page again closer to the date of the event for any additional information