Festivals in and of themselves can be a very daunting event for some people, never mind whilst navigating our way out of a worldwide pandemic. As we celebrate the country’s ‘Freedom Day’ today, it’s especially important to stay mindful about how we can enjoy these events safely as standard, and protect ourselves/one another from Covid. On that note, here are our top 5 tips on how to party safely in 2021!

Do a test prior to your arrival on-site.

Although no longer a Government-inflicted mandate, it will probably put you at ease knowing that you did a test and the result was negative before you embark on a weekend of dancing with 1000’s of strangers - I’m sure it’d be a comfort knowing that other people had adopted this mindset, too!

If you feel like going all out, why not bring some lateral flow tests with you too to keep you content for the weekend?

Bring a mask

We know festivals might be an outdoor event so the risk of transmission remains minimal, but it can’t hurt to bring a couple of reusable face masks on the off-chance that you get a bit nervous being around so many people again.

We’ve all been wrapped up and 2 metres apart for the last 16-months or so, so it might be a bit of an adjustment diving headfirst into a festival!

Keep your distance

Again, we’ve all been at arms lengths from one another for well over a year, now. Of course, socially distancing isn’t a requirement at many (if any) festivals this year, but if the space is there - make use of it!

Bring a reusable water bottle

With the boring Covid stuff out of the way, it’s always good to bring it back to basics. The last thing any of us needs waking up hungover at a festival is reaching for some water and realising you didn’t bring any, so having to join the shame-queue full of fellow hungover people filling their bottles.

Keep in mind that most festivals have some rules about what you can bring into their event, including some restrictions on opened bottles (and sometimes even bottles with a lid!). That being said, you can always just bring a big, sealed bottle of water from a shop and keep this safe for the weekend to refill as needed.

Be sure to check out the website of the festival you’re heading to, as they usually have this listed on an FAQ page!

Sun cream and after-sun

As much as we know British weather is temperamental, it’s always better to be safe than sorry! We took this gamble for our first on-site back this year (in our defence, we were out of practice), and we all came back with some very pink noses and questionable tan lines. Even if it’s not blaring sun, make sure you’re lathering up with sun cream to protect your skin from those harsh rays, as well as some after-sun to manage any accidental damage.

As the weather loves to keep us on our toes, it’s probably a good idea to bring a raincoat and some wellies too. Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress!

Keeping it short and sweet, that’s it from us! If you have any tips that you think should be shouted from the rooftop, give us a follow on Instagram and let us know at @ticketsellersuk! Happy festival-ing everyone. ☀️