Although government restrictions around Covid were lifted on 19th July 2021, the event will follow government guidelines and advice to support the safe delivery of this event. With safety of the community at the forefront it was not feasible to deliver a large parade and bring back the full essence of Carnival this year as such there will still be a number of measures throughout the park that will promote covid-19 safe practices.
When should I not attend?
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) or if you are self-isolating.
Will you be requesting Covid Passports to enter the event?
The fun day is a free event and whilst we will not be requesting covid passports to enter however we will be having additional parameters and measures in place to adhere to government guideline and advice from local authorities, this will include sanitisation extra cleans and methods to improve safe egress, QR codes and additional systems in line with our risk assessment to reduce the risk of Covid -19.
Do I need to do a Covid test before attending the event?
We strongly recommend that you take a test no more than 24 hrs prior to attending the event and if you have tested positive for Covid you’ll need to self-isolate immediately, follow NHS guidance and book in for a PCR test. Please do not attend the Carnival fun- day stay at home to protect attendees and the wider community, please be responsible. These tests are free and can be obtained here by post or collected from a local pharmacy. They come with easy to follow instructions.
If you have been told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace, please adhere to NHS guidance and do not attend the event; again we ask that you be responsible.
What if I test positive for Covid?
We ask that if you have tested positive for Covid you need to self-isolate immediately and follow NHS guidance, please do not attend the Carnival fun- day, stay at home to protect attendees and the wider community, please be responsible. If the test was a rapid lateral flow device you should book a PCR test to confirm the result. If you have been told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace, please adhere to NHS guidance and do not attend the event again we ask that you be responsible.
Do I need to be vaccinated before attending the event?
We strongly recommend that all eligible persons take measures to ensure they have the COVID-19 vaccine before attending the event to protect themselves, other attendees, and the wider community.
Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk
There are also walk in centres across the city where no appointments are needed; by far the easiest way. Locations and dates are regularly updated here.
Will I need to use the NHS QR code?
We will be supplying QR codes at all the entrance and around the site and we will encourage visitors to check in using the NHS Covid-19 app.
Do I have to wear a mask to attend?
It is not a legal requirement for you to attend with a mask however we are asking that people wear a mask during ingress and searching phase. All staff and vendors will be wearing masks.
Whilst on site we ask that you take precautions and where feasible if you feel comfortable with wearing masks to the event, especially within congested areas, please do so and respect those who chose to wear one.
Will I need to socially distance whilst attending the event?
All attendees must agree to be always considerate to those around them and respectful of all our safety measures at the event and this will include areas where we will need to avoid any congestion. We will have covid marshals at the event and we expect visitors to follow their instructions.
Will there be additional hygiene measure will be place?
Yes, we will have an enhanced cleaning regime and hygiene stations throughout the site.
I’m planning to travel to the event, what should I do?
This is a local community event and therefore we would hope that visitors would not travel from outside Manchester and attend locally run carnival events. If you will be travelling locally, please follow any relevant guidance on travel from TfGM.