Covid-19 information for visitors and campers

Updated 1/06/2021
Please check back periodically for updates as more information becomes available.

Please read through this information before your visit to Land Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials 2021 and see what steps we are taking and how you can help us reduce the risk of Covid-19 to yourself and everyone else. Click here to jump straight to the Covid-19 information for Campers.

Before you arrive

If you, or anyone in your household, have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been instructed to isolate, or have tested positive in the last 14 days, you must not attend the Event or Campsite and follow NHS guidance.

TICKETS
All tickets must be purchased in advance, including car park passes.

FACE-COVERINGS
Please bring face-coverings with you for anyone in your group over the age of 5 years old (a limited number of disposable face-coverings will be available to buy).

Unless you are legally exempt from these mandatory regulations, you must wear a face-covering in all enclosed spaces, including vehicles and trade stands, and anywhere you cannot adequately distance yourself from people not in your household.

HAND-WASHING AND HAND-SANITISER
There will be a number of hand washing facilities and hand-sanitiser stations around the site, however, for your convenience we advise you bring your own hand-sanitiser that you keep with you and use throughout your visit.

SEATING
There will be no grandstand seating at the Event. For your comfort, you may wish to bring a small, portable seat with you.

CONTACT TRACING
Blair Castle Horse Trials will use the contact information provided by the ticket booker for contact tracing purposes.

If you live in Scotland and are 16 years or older, please download the free NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app and turn on the contact-tracing function. Using the app and following current public health measures we can all stay safe.

Find out more about the Protect Scotland app or download it through the App Store or Google Play.

The other UK NHS Covid-19 phone apps contact tracing functions are all compatible with the NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app.  Please turn on the contact tracing functions in your England & Wales NHS Covid-19, StopCovid NI, Jersey COVID alert or Beat COVID Gibraltar app.

Unfortunately, international Covid-19 contact tracing apps are not compatible with any of the UK Covid-19 apps.

NHS VENUE CHECK-IN
Please download the NHS Check-in Scotland phone app if you are over the age of 12 years. Find out more about using the Check-In Scotland QR code and download the app through the App Store or Google Play.

The venue check-in function of other UK NHS Covid-19 apps and international Covid-19 apps are not compatible with NHS Scotland QR codes.

For Track & Trace purposes everyone will need to ‘check in’ EACH DAY of the event even if you are camping or staying on-site.

On arrival

CAR PARK PASS
To help you begin your day at Blair Castle Horse Trials, please display your pre-purchased car park pass in your car window to enable our stewards to scan it quickly and easily.

NHS SCOTLAND CHECK-IN QR CODE
All members of the group over the age of 12 years, please check in by launching the Check-in Scotland app, scanning the QR code with your phone’s camera, and completing your contact details. This works with the NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app to help contract tracing and break the chain of Covid-19 infections.

You need to check-in every day that you attend the Event.

Please remember to check out when you leave by re-scanning the QR code!

If anyone in your group over the age of 12 years does not have a mobile phone, please follow signs to the Check-in, where you must give your details for contact-tracing. This process will be slower than using the QR code, please use the Check-in Scotland app if you can.

FACE-COVERINGS AND HAND-SANITISER
Remember to keep your face-coverings and hand-sanitiser with you and don’t leave them in your vehicle!

TICKETS
Please have your e-tickets ready to be scanned for every person in your group over the age of 12 years.

During your visit

SIGNAGE AND STEWARDS
We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time at Blair Castle Horse Trials. Please help us to keep you safe by reading and following the signage and instructions from stewards whilst at the Event.

SOCIAL-DISTANCING
You must follow the signage on site and current guidance regarding social-distancing.

There may be additional one-way routes and queuing systems, which are in place to help you maintain appropriate distance from others, for everyone’s comfort and safety.

SURFACES
By reducing the number of surfaces you touch, it will reduce the risk of infection to you and others.

DOGS
Dogs are still welcome at Blair Castle Horse Trials but must be kept on a short lead and under control at all times. Please avoid touching dogs that are not part of your household.

HAND-SANITISING AND WASHING
Please regularly wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use hand-sanitiser.

Hand-washing facilities are available at all toilet blocks and hand-sanitiser stations will be available around the site.

TRADE STANDS
We want everyone to enjoy shopping at the trade stands.

For the safety of visitors and stallholders, please wear your face-covering in and around trade stands.

Some stands may have one-way and queuing systems, extra signage, and special procedures, please follow these safety measures and any staff instructions.

Minimise touching or handling products.

Use contactless payment whenever possible.

TIMES, SCORES AND RESULTS
There will be no scoreboard or timesheets available at the Event. Please visit our website for times, scores and results, which will be regularly updated as soon as they are verified www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk/results

FOOD AND DRINK
There will be food and drinks available to purchase at the Event, with Covid-19 safety measures in place, which may include one-way and queueing systems, extra signage and hand-sanitiser stations, please follow these safety measures and any staff instructions. However, you may wish to bring your own picnic and drinks with you.

For the safety of visitors, staff and stallholders, please wear your face-covering in and around food stalls, apart from when you are eating and drinking.

Minimise touching or handling products.

Use contactless payment whenever possible.

SEATING
Please consider other visitors when positioning your own portable seat and maintain social-distancing from anyone not in your household.

Please comply if stewards need you to move your seating, it will be for the safety of you and others.

LITTER
Please dispose of your own litter carefully in the many bins around the site, including drinks containers, disposable cutlery, cups, face-coverings, gloves and tissues.

TOILETS
Please consider other visitors and maintain social-distancing when queuing and inside the toilet facilities.  Use the hand-washing facilities available at all toilet blocks.

FEELING UNWELL
If you or a member of your group start to feel unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at the Event, please immediately go to the First Aid point and seek medical advice.

After your visit

You must contact the Organisers immediately by emailing info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk or calling 01796 481543 if within 14 days of you attending the Event you:

  • experience symptoms of Covid-19;
  • discover you had been in close proximity to someone who experienced symptoms of Covid-19 within the 14 days before your attendance at the Event;
  • are instructed to self-isolate by the NHS or your doctor.

 

Covid-19 information for Campers

Before you arrive

If you, or anyone in your household, have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been instructed to isolate, or have tested positive in the last 14 days, you must not attend the Event or Campsite and follow NHS guidance.

You are not permitted to use the Campsite as a place to self-isolate if you have arrived in the UK in the previous 10 days, or you have or develop any symptoms of Covid-19. You must inform the Campsite Manager and immediately return home or to appropriate self-contained accommodation. Please note, Test to Release does not apply in Scotland.

TICKETS
All tickets must be purchased in advance, including camping tickets and car park passes.

FACE-COVERINGS
Please bring face-coverings with you for anyone in your group over the age of 5 years old (a limited number of disposable face-coverings will be available to buy).

Unless you are legally exempt from these mandatory regulations, you must wear a face-covering in all shared enclosed spaces, including toilets and washing facilities, and anywhere you cannot adequately distance yourself from people not in your household.

You do not need to wear a face-covering inside your own tent, caravan or horsebox.

HAND-WASHING AND HAND-SANITISER
There will be a number of hand washing facilities and hand-sanitiser stations around the campsite, however, for your convenience we advise you bring your own plentiful supply of soap and hand-sanitiser that you keep with you, and use them throughout your visit.

CONTACT TRACING
Blair Castle Horse Trials will use the contact information provided by the ticket booker for contact-tracing purposes.

If you live in Scotland and are 16 or older, please download the free NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app and turn on the contact-tracing function. Using the app and following current public health measures we can all stay safe.

Find out more about the Protect Scotland app or download it through the App Store or Google Play.

The other UK NHS Covid-19 phone apps contact-tracing functions are all compatible with the NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app.  Please turn on the contact-tracing functions in your England & Wales NHS Covid-19, StopCovid NI, Jersey COVID alert or Beat COVID Gibraltar app.

Unfortunately, international Covid-19 contact tracing apps are not compatible with any of the UK Covid-19 apps.

NHS VENUE CHECK-IN
Please download the NHS Check-in Scotland app if you are over the age of 12 years. Find out more about using the Check-In Scotland QR code and download the app through the App Store or Google Play.

The venue check-in function of other UK NHS Covid-19 apps and international Covid-19 apps are not compatible with NHS Scotland QR codes.

On arrival at the Campsite

CAMPING PITCH CHECK-IN
One member of each camping group should bring their Camping e-ticket to exchange for wristbands for each member of their group with the Campsite Manager, when they arrive.

NHS SCOTLAND CHECK-IN QR CODE
All members of the group over the age of 12 years, please check in by launching the Check-in Scotland app, scanning the QR code with your phone’s camera, and completing your contact details. This works with the NHS Scotland Protect Scotland app to help contract tracing and break the chain of Covid-19 infections.

You need to check-in every day that you are at the Campsite or attend the Event. There will be plenty of QR codes positioned at the Campsite, the Campsite Manager’s cabin and along the pedestrian entrance route to the Event.

Please remember to check out when you leave by re-scanning the QR code!

If anyone in your group over the age of 12 years does not have a mobile phone, please follow signs to the Check-in, where you must give your details for contact-tracing. This process will be slower than using the QR code, please use the Check-in Scotland app if you can.

During your time on the Campsite

SIGNAGE AND STEWARDS
We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time while camping at Blair Castle Horse Trials. Please help us to keep you safe by reading and following the signage and instructions from stewards and the Campsite Manager whilst at the Campsite.

SOCIAL-DISTANCING
You must follow the signage on the Campsite and current guidance regarding social-distancing.

Keep to footpaths where possible and avoid shortcutting across pitches.

Keep all your belongings and vehicle within your pitch.

There may be additional one-way routes and queuing systems, which are in place to help you maintain appropriate distance from others, for everyone’s comfort and safety.

Please follow the current Scottish Government guidance for social gatherings with anyone outside of your household.

Visitors who are not camping are not permitted to visit the Campsite.

FACE-COVERINGS, HAND-WASHING AND HAND-SANITISER
Remember to keep your face-coverings and hand-sanitiser with you and don’t leave them in the car, caravan or tent!

Please regularly wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use hand-sanitiser.

Hand-washing facilities are available at all toilet blocks and hand-sanitiser stations will be available around the Campsite.

Please remember: Hand-sanitiser containing alcohol is flammable! Store it away from heat sources, camping stoves and barbecues.

SURFACES
By reducing the number of surfaces you touch, it will reduce the risk of infection to you and others.

Do not share items like pens, cutlery, cups, and phones etc. with anyone outside your household.

DOGS
Dogs are still welcome at the Campsite but must be kept on a short lead when outside your caravan or horsebox, and under control at all times. Please avoid touching dogs that are not part of your household.

LITTER
Please dispose of all your own litter carefully in the bins around the Campsite, including drinks containers, disposable cutlery, cups, face-coverings, gloves and tissues.

Bin bags are available from the Campsite Manager.

Please remember: ensure all disposable barbecues are completely cold and cigarettes are extinguished before disposing of them.

SHARED TOILETS,WASHING FACILITIES AND CHEMICAL TOILET EMPTYING FACILITIES
Where possible, please use your own onboard facilities, to help manage demand levels for the toilets and washing facilities.

Please consider other campers and maintain social-distancing when queuing and inside the toilet blocks and other shared facilities.

Do not exceed the permitted number of people within the toilet blocks or other shared facilities, shown on the signage outside.

Dispose of chemical toilet waste carefully and in the correct area, which is clearly signposted.

Thoroughly wash or sanitise your hands for at least 20 seconds, both before and after using any shared facilities.

FEELING UNWELL
If you or a member of your group start to feel unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at the Campsite, please immediately go to the First Aid Point and seek medical advice.

After your visit

You must contact the Organisers immediately by emailing info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk or calling 01796 481543 if within 14 days of you attending the Campsite you:

  • experience symptoms of Covid-19;
  • discover you had been in close proximity to someone who experienced symptoms of Covid-19 within the 14 days before your attendance at the Campsite;
  • are instructed to self-isolate by the NHS or your doctor.