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The safety of everyone attending, taking part in and working at Fringe By The Sea is paramount. 

We are taking all necessary precautions to mitigate the transmission of Covid-19 and to minimise the risk to everyone involved. We are working with East Lothian Council to implement appropriate measures and our plans are being adjusted in response to evolving public health guidance and measures.

All ticket holders will be sent a pre-event email with the most up to date advisory and important information about what to do before coming to FBTS and what to expect on arrival. This will be sent to the lead ticket holder. If you are the lead ticket holder, please check the latest communications on your email/on our website before you come along to the event, and share the information with other ticket holders in your group.

Attending our events

We ask that you play your part by following our direction throughout your time with us by:

  • Not attending and self-isolating as per Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidelines, should you be displaying any symptoms.
  • Wearing face coverings – as per current Scottish Government guidance.
  • Cleaning hands – hand sanitisation points will be available across festival venues and zones.
  • Physical distancing – in accordance with current Scottish Government guidance.

Our venues and capacities

The majority of our events are taking place in outdoor (covered) venues around North Berwick. The exception is a small number of events which are being staged indoors at the Marine North Berwick.

Our capacities for each venue fall within the limits for small events as outlined by the Scottish Government at COVID-19 Level O.

Streetfood zone & bars

Our streetfood traders and bars will comply with the current Scottish Government COVID Guidance for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector.

IMPORTANT FOOD & DRINK CONSUMPTION: Food and drink on site at FBTS must be consumed only when seated.

Please download the NoQ mobile ordering app prior to arrival to order food and drink from our onsite vendors and bars.  You will not be able to order drinks or food other than through the app. You will be notified when your order is ready to collect and at which collection point. You must follow guidance when collecting your order (wearing of face coverings, maintaining 2m social distance if queuing, sanitising hands before collection) and you must return to your seat before commencing drinking or eating.

Toilet facilities

A Covid clean of facilities will be undertaken adhering to the Scottish Government Guidance relating to public and customer toilets Health Protection Scotland COVID-19 information and guidance for non-health and care settings.

If you have questions in relation to this, please email and we will aim to help. We will be contacting all ticket holders by email with details of the most up to date advisory ahead of events taking place. 

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