Covid-19 FAQs

If you are heading to Summerhall soon, please read the below information carefully ahead of your visit.

As Scottish Government guidelines and restrictions on live events change and evolve, we will aim to update this information as quickly as possible, however we ask that you check the Scottish Government website for the most up to date information.

You can find our full risk assessment regarding prevention & protection relating to COVID-19 at this link.

If you have any questions not answered below, please email info@summerhall.co.uk

FAQs:

Do I need a vaccine certificate to visit Summerhall?

Vaccine certificates are required for the following live events in Scotland:

  • Late night premises with music, which serve alcohol at any time between midnight and 5am and have a designated place for dancing for customers
  • Indoor events (unseated) with 500 or more people
  • Outdoor events (unseated) with 4,000 or more people
  • Any event with more than 10,000 people

The majority of our events do not require vaccine certification, however please check individual event listings for up to date information.

Any event at Summerhall which runs until after midnight (even if the event starts before midnight), or which has a capacity greater than 500, will require vaccine certification. In addition, certain events at Summerhall will require vaccine certification regardless of capacity or curfew.

If you are not able to provide vaccine certification or proof of exemption when asked, you will be refused entry to the venue and will not receive a refund.

Please check individual event listings ahead of your visit for up to date information.

Vaccine certification is not currently required for visiting our visual art exhibitions, The Royal Dick or The Gallery Bar.

How do I access my vaccine certification?

Proof of vaccination can be accessed via the NHS Scotland COVID Status app, or via NHS Inform.

More information can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Do I need to prove that I am exempt from vaccine certification?

Certain people are exempt from vaccine certification. This includes:

  • Under 18s
  • People who are unable to get the vaccine for medical reasons
  • Participants in vaccine trials

If you are exempt from vaccine certification and attending an event where vaccine certification is required, you will be asked to prove your exemption. If proof is not provided, you will be refused entry to the event and no refund will be provided.

Under 18s are not required to prove their vaccine status, however you will be required to present proof of age. Either a passport, driving licence or Young Scot card will be accepted.

Please visit the Scottish Government website for information on proving exemption from vaccine certification.

Are masks required when visiting Summerhall?

In accordance with Scottish law, masks are required throughout your visit when you are indoors. This includes during performances.

You can take your mask off for the following reasons:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Dancing
  • You are medically exempt from wearing a mask

For the safety of our staff, you must wear a mask when ordering from our bars. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be served.

Reasons for exemption from wearing a face mask can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Do I need to bring a negative test result to attend an event at Summerhall?

We do not require customers to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to attend events, however we do ask that you take a lateral flow test within 24 hours prior to the show, for the safety of our staff, performers, and other customers.

If you receive a positive test result before your show, do not attend your show, and contact your point of purchase as early as possible.

What if I become ill before the performance?

If you begin to show symptoms of Covid-19 or are required to isolate before the show, please contact your point of purchase as early as possible. For tickets booked via Summerhall directly, please contact info@summerhall.co.uk

If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, receive a positive test result, or are required to self isolate, do not attend the event.

Are events socially-distanced?

The majority of our events are now undistanced. Please check individual event listings for the most up to date information.

What measures are in place to ensure the safety of visitors to Summerhall?

The current safety measures are in place to protect our staff, customers, and performers.

  • Mandatory mask-wearing for all staff and audience members (unless exempt)
  • Vaccine certification at all applicable events
  • Regular deep cleaning by Summerhall staff and professional cleaning company Daybreak
  • Hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue
  • Paperless e-ticketing for all events
  • All customers required to check in via the NHS Scotland Test & Protect service on arrival

If you have any questions not answered above, please email info@summerhall.co.uk