What to Bring
Essential things to bring:
Tent, bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow
Torch and spare rechargeable batteries
Biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste
Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in
Canister for cigarette butts if you smoke
Small rucksack / handbag
Fancy Dress (for Saturday night)
Warm clothes for the night
Notebooks and pens
Headtorch, pen knife
Wider Horizons is a consciousness raising event so we have some agreements we ask you to support.
Be clear and healthy – no drugs or alcohol. If you smoke, please do it far away from other people.
Be hygienic – no dogs, keep your water bottle, cup, bowl and spoon with you and keep them clean and don’t let anyone else use them, wash your hands regularly, keep your nails short if you’re working in the kitchen, or very clean if they’re long, do not share cigarettes or water bottles
Respect the land – Use biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste only, biodegradable soap will be provided by sinks but please also bring your own for showering – no chemical soaps, if you light a candle put it out, no personal fires, if you smoke please bring a portable ashtray, leave no trace (be conscious of where you put rubbish – there are different rubbish bins for compost, recyclables, glass and land fill), no cars in the camping area – you can drive on and drop your stuff off, but then please take your car to the car park.
Respect others – Ask before you hug, no photography, no floor scores (if you find something take it to lost property)
Give – Do at least one shift in the kitchen or site maintenance, no buying or selling of anything, no mobile phone use in the gathering area
Looking forward to seeing you at Wider Horizons 2021!
We are suggesting that all attendees isolate within their household and/or bubble in the week before the event. We also advise that you isolate for three days after the event. If you feel ill during this period please contact 111 as soon as possible, and ask to have your contact details passed on to the Track and Trace team.
Please do not come to the event if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. It is recommended that you get a COVID-19 test immediately instead.
We will not be taking tests on entry, but will have a First Aid team on site to check your temperature should you feel you need it. Think of others and please consider having a COVID test before you come and we reserve the right to ask people to have a COVID-19 test should we deem it necessary. Covid tests can be obtained for free from the NHS. Obviously if you are positive please do not come.
We cannot admit anyone who is high risk to the event. For the definition of high risk please go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/
If you live with someone who is high risk, we suggest that you take a Covid test before returning home.
Please contact one of our Covid Marshalls (below) if you have COVID-19 symptoms. You will be taken to the isolation area where you will be treated by the Wellbeing Team. If urgent medical support is required we will call an ambulance.
Ben Gross (Organiser): 07796 537632
Vandita Spinks (Wellbeing Coordinator): 07915 604838
Laura Wilcox (First Aid): 07905 256966
There will be a safe system in place for all meal times, which will involve sitting down in a large circle and waiting to be served. Do not approach the pots. Wait for the servers to come to you. At breakfast people will come up in small groups to receive food from our catering team. Food will be handed to us individually.
Bring your own water bottle, cup, plates and cutlery. Keep them with you and keep them clean. Do not share.
Do not share cigarettes
There will be nothing for sale on site to avoid the need for passing money.
Please ensure that you are at least 2m in every direction away from any other tent or live-in vehicle. If in doubt please ask the campsite stewards.
We are required to hold your contact data for 21 days for the purposes of the Government Track and Trace team being able to isolate any outbreak. All data will be held within GDPR and Government guidelines. If you are contacted by the Track and Trace team, you may be asked who you spent time with during the event, so please bear that in mind during the festival.
There will be an abundance of hand washing facilities.
Thank you so much for taking this on board, being caring and keeping our event safe for everyone.