Fans coming to the Crucible for the Betfred World Championship, this is your key information:
Tickets are still available – for details CLICK HERE
CHECKLIST – you will need to bring:
A text message or email confirming a negative lateral flow test result. The test must be taken either on the day of or the day before the session you will be attending.
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 (please check your junk folder if you have not received this within 4 days of your visit)
Code of Conduct
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.
Children, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or Pregnant Adults
It should be noted that as a research project, it will not be possible for us to allow any minors to access the event so all attendees will need to be over 18. Unfortunately, it is also not possible for us to allow you to attend this event if you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, pregnant or living with somebody who falls within these categories.
Rapid Lateral Flow Test
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. If you are travelling from outside of Sheffield, please take this test prior to travelling.
A limited drop-in facility will be available at the Sheffield Hallam University. This facility is available:
- primarily for attendees resident in the Sheffield area
- ticket holders attending multiple event days, and requiring multiple lateral flow tests attendees, not resident in Sheffield, who have exhausted all other local options and still require a test. Please only use this as a last resort as this resource is limited.
- You must bring your Snooker World Championship ticket with you to gain access to the testing site.
The Sheffield Hallam testing facility will be open as a minimum Mon – Sun: 09:20 am – 12:20pm, 1:30pm – 4:50pm. Further information on how COVID-19 testing works at Sheffield Hallam can be found here. Over the weekends we have also arranged a further testing facility at the Crucible Theatre, to provide a limited number of tests between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for those who have exhausted all other options and still require a test.
For attendees of multiple event days, you must take a test either the day of the first session that you attend, or the day before the first session that you attend, and then every third day thereafter. To clarity, if you test on Friday to attend on Saturday morning, you would need your next test on Monday.
Audience participation in this event is possible as it is part of the Event Research Programme (ERP) and will support the phased return of fuller audiences to venues and events. In order to collect the important evidence required to support the return of audiences we request that all participants undertake both a pre and post event PCR test in addition to the lateral flow test referenced above.
This PCR test is requested for research purposes and proof of this test is not required in order to gain entry into the Crucible Theatre. It is only proof of the Lateral Flow test that will be required in order to gain entry.
A link to how you request these is provided here. Click ‘Start Now’ under the title ‘Get a free PCR test’ then click ‘No’ when it asks if you are an essential worker, scroll down the next screen and click ‘Continue’. On the next screen click ‘No, none of these symptoms’ unless you do have symptoms in which you should not proceed with attendance at this event and you should seek further medical advice. On the next screen click ‘No’ as the answer to have you been asked to get a follow-up test then ‘Continue’. Then click ‘Yes’ to Is the person who needs a test part of a trial or government pilot project, for example, attending an event that is part of the Events Research Programme, then ‘Continue’. Then click ‘The person is attending an event that is part of the Events Research Programme. 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.
Each attendee must provide Photo ID in order to be admitted to the Crucible. You will need to show this alongside your negative test result. In the event that you are not able to provide this you will not be able to enter and will be offered a refund.
Arrival at the Crucible
Please arrive at Crucible no earlier than 1 hour 30 minutes before, but in good time ahead of the session start time as checks on test proof, consent confirmation, ticket checks and bag checks will be expected to take some time. You will be held in Tudor Square until the time comes for us to safely admit you into the Crucible for your session.
Test and Trace
On entry to the Crucible, all spectators will scan the QR Code and ‘check in’ using the NHS App. Please download this App in advance of your visit if you do not already have it.
Food and Drink
It will not be possible to purchase food and drink once inside the venue. You are permitted to bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (with a sealed top) with you in your bag. Please do not bring glass bottles or hot food.
Our Restaurant and Bar on Tudor Square is open for table service on the outdoor terrace from 9am until 9pm, serving Breakfast Sandwiches from 9am until 11am and the Main Menu from 11am. Please note that alcohol service starts at 11am. Book your table here.
The cloakroom will not be open so please do not bring any bags that you cannot keep on your person, ideally no larger than A3 in size.
Due to Covid restrictions World Snooker Tour (WST) will not be operating a full CueZone in the Winter Gardens this year. However the BBC team will still be presenting live from this area and you can also find the Official WST Merchandise stand here.
Above all – enjoy the Championship and stay safe!
Once you have attended, we would love to know how you found the event during COVID-19?
As part of the Events Research Programme, the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport and the University of Edinburgh are conducting research on attendee experience of crowd events and adherence to Covid-19 guidance.
In order to help us improve events in the future, we’d be grateful if you could tell us about your experience by taking our 10-20 minute survey by going to: https://tinyurl.com/SpectatorFeedback after you’ve attended the event.
We are also running short online interviews to hear about experiences of events during COVID-19 – ideally within 1 week of your visit. If you want to take part, please email Anne Templeton at a.temp[email protected].
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.
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