Conditions of Entry (COVID-19)

Conditions of Entry (COVID-19)


Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these measures and please do your part to help ensure everyone enjoys the show safely.


We look forward to welcoming you back to The SandPit Theatre.



COVID-19 Status


To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of your COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue. Patrons under the age of 18 must provide verbal conformation that they have not tested positive nor are currently suffering from symptoms of COVID-19 by their parent, guardian or from the individual themselves if they are aged 16 or 17 years.


 Please note that failure to provide your details may result in your being refused entry without a refund.


If you, or any members of your booking, are unable, unwilling or clinically exempt from providing their COVID-19 status,

please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist you.


Masks must be worn (unless medically exempt)

Sanitation Stations as you enter the venue

Enhanced Cleaning of the venue

E-Tickets via QR codes on your mobile



NHS COVID Status FAQ's



Upon arrival, all members of your party over the age of 18 must demonstrate their COVID status in the form of ONE of the following:


Full vaccination (first and second dose), and with the second dose administered at least 14 days before your visit, demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App;

A negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of your visit (for those aged 11 and over) , demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App;

If resident in England, proof of having had and recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days (positive PCR test within last 180 days, and having completed isolation period, demonstrated via your NHS Covid pass on the NHS app)


Attendees under the age of 18 must provide verbal conformation that they have not tested positive nor are currently suffering from symptoms of Covid-19 by their parent, guardian or from the individual themselves if they are aged 16 or 17 years.


NHS COVID Pass


The NHS COVID Pass is available if you are registered with a GP in England and:


  • have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently 2 doses of any of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine)
  • have had your second dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks ago
  • were vaccinated in England
  • are aged 16 or over
  • and/or have logged your negative Lateral Flow Test results in the public reporting system


How to obtain the NHS COVID Pass


1. By downloading and registering for the NHS App (free to download from App stores)

2. Via the NHS website here

3. By requesting an NHS COVID Pass letter to be posted to you via the NHS website or 119


By downloading and registering for the NHS App


If you live in England, you can demonstrate your COVID-19 status via the NHS COVID Pass within the NHS App if you meet the vaccination criteria listed above or have logged a negative lateral flow test result in the last 48 hours here.


The NHS App is free but you do need to be registered with a GP in England to use the NHS App. You can access the NHS App on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.


If you are using your vaccination status to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can access your NHS COVID Pass whether or not you have verified your identity on the app. If you have not verified your identity, you will still be able to get your NHS COVID Pass (the screen that enables you to access your event) but will not be able to see a separate screen with your vaccination data (this screen is not needed to access your event). If you have registered and verified your identity you will be able to see both your NHS COVID Pass and your vaccination data.


If you are using your negative lateral flow test result to demonstrate your COVID-19 status, you can only access your NHS COVID Pass (the screen that enables you to access your event) if you have registered and verified your identity on the app. You should also log your lateral flow test results using the public reporting system here. It can take up to two hours for your results to appear within the App.


Please keep in mind you will need to download and register for the NHS App, and check your status BEFORE travelling to your event.


If you are looking to use a negative Lateral Flow Test result to access your NHS COVID Pass, you will need to have verified your identity in the App in addition to having registered for the app. The verification process may take up to seven days, although on average this is completed in a much quicker time frame.


How to use the NHS COVID Pass on your smartphone or tablet


Download the free NHS App using the Google or Apple App store. Please note you will not be charged for downloading the ‘NHS App’. Please note the ‘NHS App’ is different to the ‘NHS COVID-19’ App used to check into venues.


Once you have downloaded and registered for the NHS App, select the “Get your NHS COVID Pass” on the homepage. Then select "Event trials”.


From there you will be able to see your COVID-19 status. If you have a valid COVID-19 status for the event you will see a screen which displays a 2D barcode and a green stripe confirming you have a valid status for entry saying “Valid in England”.


Please ensure that you have checked the expiration date of your NHS COVID Pass before travelling to your event, as your Lateral Flow Test results are only valid for 48 hours.


You can download a PDF copy to your device in advance of the event or email yourself a copy. This PDF version, either on your device or printed, will be accepted for entry.


If you do not see this screen, information will be displayed on how to get an NHS COVID Pass.



Access the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS website


You can view your COVID-19 status online and download or print it as a PDF document. To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login if you do not have one already. NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests.


Access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website.


Request an NHS COVID Pass letter to be posted to you


Request a letter only if you:


have been fully vaccinated by the NHS in England (you should wait 2 weeks after your second dose)

are aged 16 or over

The letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP. If you have recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before requesting a letter.


Please note that the NHS COVID Pass letter will only show your vaccination status and not the results of a Lateral Flow Test.


The letter may take up to 5 working days to reach you, so ensure you order in good time before attending your event. You can order an NHS COVID Pass letter in two ways:


1. Request an NHS COVID Pass letter via the NHS website


You can ask for a letter by filling in a form online.

Request a COVID Pass letter via the NHS website


2. Request an NHS COVID Pass letter by calling 119


If you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. Lines may be busy so please allow sufficient time to make your telephone call.