Thank you for confirming that you will be attending the 2021 Betfred World Snooker Championship, we are delighted to host you at this prestigious event.
As part of the control measures for this tournament, all persons in your party will need to produce all of the following items to enter the venue. Therefore, please forward this information to everyone attending as part of your group.
CHECKLIST – you will need to bring:
- A text message or email confirming a negative lateral flow test result - the test must be either on the day that you attend, or the day before you attend.
- Photographic identification, which you’ll produce alongside your test result
- An email response confirming your consent – each spectator must consent to participate in the Government's Events Research Programme, please follow this link, and bring a copy of your confirmation receipt
- A valid E-Ticket
A code of conduct for the event is provided here which provides further guidance on hygiene, travel as well as other important information for the day. You must adhere to this during your attendance at the event.
Prior to attending the event, you must take a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test at a Local Authority Asymptomatic Testing Site close to where you live or work. This test must be taken either on the day that you attend, or the day before you attend. If you are travelling from outside of Sheffield, you must take this test prior to travelling. For attendees of multiple event days, you must take a test either the day before or the day of the first session you attend, and then every third day thereafter. (to clarify if you test on Friday to attend on Saturday morning, you would need your next test on Monday).
A link to find your local rapid lateral flow test site is provided here. Please note that many of the lateral flow test centres offer a booking system, rather than a drop-in facility. Please be aware that some testing sites only operate Monday to Friday.
From Friday 16th April a limited drop-in facility will be available at the Sheffield Hallam University for attendees resident in the Sheffield area. Ticket holders attending multiple event days, and requiring multiple lateral flow tests, will also be able to use this site. You must bring your Snooker World Championship ticket with you to gain access to the testing site. To ensure you are able to receive your test result in good time, please look to attend the testing site one day prior to attending your event.
The Sheffield Hallam testing facility will be available 9:00am-2.00pm and 2.30pm-7:30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday . Further information on how COVID-19 testing works at Sheffield Hallam can be found here.
Audience participation in this event is possible as it is part of the Event Research Programme (ERP) this will help to gather essential evidence to inform the government's decision around Step 4 of the roadmap to lift lockdown, and will support the phased return of fuller audiences to venues and events up and down England. In order to collect the important evidence required to support the return of audiences we request that all participants undertake both a day of the event and post event PCR test in addition to the lateral flow test referenced above. Participants are requested to take one PCR test on the day of attending the event and one PCR test 5 days after the event (or final event attended, if attending over multiple days). Both PCR tests will be provided to you at the venue and can be conducted at home and returned by post.
Please be aware that this is a separate request to the COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test required for your entry into the Crucible Theatre.