COVID 19 Information

Planning for the 2021 Balmoral Show in September is ongoing. The committees and staff have been exploring all options to enable the event to go ahead. The successful roll out of the vaccination programme has given us confidence that September will be a viable date to run the 2021 Show. There are of course challenges in running an event of this size and we will need to adapt to ensure we can make the Show Covid secure. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, stewards, officials and contractors remains the greatest importance. The Show will be a Covid compliant event and will only go ahead if it is safe to do so.


We will continue to follow Government advice about coronavirus and will comply with all the latest rules. We ask that everyone attending the Show please familiarise themselves with the latest government advice before they attend.

We have implemented a number of COVID safety measures after consultation with relevant Government departments and their Healthy and Safety Advisors to ensure the event meets the criteria in order to proceed safely.

To ensure the safety of all who attend, as a condition of entry to this year’s Show, visitors (Including children 11 and over) are being asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status on entry by providing ONE of the following;

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to your arrival at the Show) however it is recommended that you also take a lateral flow test before attending the Show and a few days after. It is noted also that 16/17year old may only have one vaccination.

  • OR Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival at the event (including children 11 years and older) 

  • OR Proof of natural COVID antibodies based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event ( including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

Further details on this can be found by clicking here.

For Ticket and Wristband T&Cs click HERE.

For Visitor Code of Conduct click HERE.

In addition, the following measures have been planned to reduce the risk of COVID transmission during the Show. Safety measures include:-

  1. Monitoring the number of visitors each day with day specific tickets sold in advance of the event.
  2. Space to socially distance throughout the showgrounds including wider aisles and roadways.
  3. The provision of signage, PA announcements and stewards to encourage social distancing and reinforce good COVID practices.
  4. Promoting socially distanced queuing systems.
  5. Hand sanitising stations will be available at key locations throughout the Showgrounds.
  6. Additional cleaning staff will be engaged to regularly sanitise touch points
  7. Ventilation will be increased where practicable in all indoor areas
  8. One way systems will be encouraged where practicable
  9. Revised arrangements at catering and bar facilities will be in place
  10. The grandstand seating to the main arena has been replaced with a tiered standing platform and marked for social distancing.
  11. Face coverings are required to be worn in all indoor areas.
  12. Visitors will be encouraged to use cashless transactions where possible.

* If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms associated with Coronavirus (COVID 19), please do not attend the Show & Sale.

We thank you for your patience as we navigate through these challenging times and will keep you updated via our website and social media in the run up to the Show. 

Balmoral Show 2021 - COVID Info