With under three weeks to go before the UK National Camping Show (NCS) takes place, you can pre-register HERE. The four-day event will take place at NAEC Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 20-23 May. Visitors will have the opportunity to compare, browse and buy tents, caravan awnings, trailer tents, camping furniture and accessories from leading outdoor brands.
Brands include Biolite, Bo-Camp, Campingaz, Coleman, Crespo, De Waard, Dometic, GoalZero, Fabsil, Isabella, Kampa, Karsten, Lichfield, Narbonne, Nagonic, Outwell, Quest, Regatta, Snow Peak, Summerline, Terra Nova, Vango, Westfield, Wild Country and Zempire.
Unique to the camping market and one of the first consumer events given the go-ahead following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, NCS offers visitors a ‘one stop shop’ for everything needed to go camping this summer. Show partners include The Camping and Caravanning Club, UKCampsite.co.uk, Campsites.co.uk and Camping Magazine.
Under government guidelines, NCS has a capacity cap of 3,600 people at any one time. This cap refers to visitors only, not exhibitors, staff or caterers. The limit indoors (toilet, marquees and tents) will be 50% of its capacity; visitors will be notified by staff.
Due to the capacity cap and to reduce contact, it’s recommended you pre-register for the show to ensure entry on the day and not have to fill in details again – you will get in quicker.
Current social distancing guidelines must be adhered to at all times. That is, 2m or 1m with risk mitigation where 2m is not viable. NCS will have security and traffic stewards at key points around the venue, especially at entrance and exit points to ensure social distancing is observed. Organisers recommend not shaking hands at the show. Face coverings are voluntary outdoors but are compulsory in all indoor settings.
Step 3 social interaction limits are 30 people outdoors and the rule of six or two households indoors (which includes accessory marquees/toilets/indoor catering areas and tents). Any reference to ‘households’ includes ‘support bubbles’ as defined in the Government guidance.
The venue has reviewed and adapted its toilet facilities to ensure that visitors will be socially distanced when using them. NCS has 3m aisles going across the grass blocks to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
NAEC Stoneleigh has delivered additional training to its cleaning team to deliver enhanced cleaning procedures. Public areas (toilet blocks) will be cleaned frequently throughout the day with a particular focus on frequent contact surfaces and high touch point areas.
Specific waste management procedures, in line with guidance from Public Health England, have been put in place to manage the safe disposal of PPE. Hand sanitisers will be installed throughout the show and exhibitor stand areas.
NCS will have a specific NHS Test and Trace QR code which will be displayed at the registration point. Every member of your party must scan the QR code and register for Test & Trace. Alternatively, staff will need to take all details, causing unnecessary delays and traffic choke points.