Posted on September 14, 2021

Updated 15/09/2021

If you think you might have COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, please stay at home, self-isolate and get a PCR test as soon as possible. We know it will be disappointing, but if you need to self-isolate, you should not attend the Festival.  

Whether you’re a seasoned Isle of Wight Festival goer or the 2021 event is your first time joining us on the island, there are some new and important things we need you to do this year. Everyone is welcome at the event and we want to make your cinch presents the Isle of Wight Festival experience as smooth as possible, so please take the time to read the below and establish which option applies to you.

This may look like a lot of information but it’s simple: we’re asking everyone (aged 11 or over) to provide details of their COVID-19 status, which you can do in one of three ways:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with second doses received at least 14 days before your arrival OR
  • Proof of a negative NHS COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test (LFT) taken prior to travel on the day of arrival OR
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test taken within 180 days of the performance (including 10 days self-isolation following the result). Your positive result must be logged in the NHS app here.

Please read this COVID-19 safety advice from the Isle of Wight Council.

Top tip: Pack a box of Lateral Flow Tests in case needed by your or friends during the weekend.

Now that you know how you’ll provide details of your COVID-19 status, we have some more arrival information to share based on where you’re travelling from.

Ticket Holders From England
  • You can show your status via the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS app - click here for more information. Please note this is a different app to the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace App.
  • We’d recommend you add to your smartphone wallet, take a screenshot or download a copy of your NHS COVID pass before arriving at the Festival. Or, you can print a copy and bring it with you.
  • If you don’t have access to a smartphone or computer you can call 119 to request a letter confirming your vaccination status - click here for more information. This letter can take up to 5 working days to arrive so if you’re using this option make sure you leave enough time.
  • If you can’t access your NHS COVID Pass, or if you do not receive a vaccination status letter in time, don’t worry - you can provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.
Ticket Holders From Scotland
  • You can obtain a printed copy of your full vaccination status here. This letter can take up to 14 days to arrive so if you’re using this option make sure you leave enough time.
  • If you do not receive your letter in time, don’t worry - you can provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.
Ticket Holders From Wales
  • You can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here
  • If you do not receive your letter in time, don’t worry - you can provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.
Ticket Holders From Northern Ireland
  • You can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here. Although the CovidCert NI only covers travel, we will accept it as legitimate proof of vaccination status.
  • If you do not receive your letter in time, don’t worry - you can provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates.
Ticket Holders from all other countries
  • Ticket holders from the European Union and all other international travellers will be required to provide evidence of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test by reporting the result here and presenting your NHS email or text notification at the entry gates, alternatively you may present the negative result of an authorised PCR test taken with 48hrs of arrival at the gates.

Will I have to re-test at the Festival? 

  • If you are using an NHS Lateral Flow Test to enter the Festival, this will remain valid for 72 hours from the time you took the test. Only those who arrive at the festival on Thursday will need to re-test on site and upload their second test results here.

Published 29th July 2021

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