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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - UPDATE #7: 08-03-2021

Dear Spring Detectival attendees,

Following the new Government announcement made at the end of February and their roadmap out of the lockdown, we have had to once again take the difficult decision to reschedule the 2021 Spring Detectival event originally due to take place on the new dates of 1st & 2nd May 2021. Unfortantly due to the new information events of the Spring Detectival size would not be able to run before the 17th May, leaving us no choice but to move the dates again.

The new scheduled dates are Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June 2021, with arrival on Friday 11th June 2021. 

Please view your email about the site changes and new land added for detecting.

There will be many elements of the event that will be vastly different as certain changes may need to be made and adjustments to ensure social distancing and other precautionary measures can be taken successfully allowing the event to proceed without obstruction or problems.

We will endeavour to keep as many key elements of Detectival in place for you all to enjoy, but think most of us will just be pleased to be out metal detecting in a stunning location and with excellent finds potential and being able to catch up with friends again.

More information regarding the event and proposed plans will be announced when more clarification comes from the government, and will be dependent on their proposed roadmap to recovery and it's success. We hope to be able to see you all on the new proposed dates.

We are being contacted regularly by people wanting to purchase tickets for this new event or add more attendees. We will have around 150 tickets from previous refunded attendees who could either not attend the new dates, are still shielding, or are international detectorists now unable to get into the UK currently. These tickets will be available to purchase from the beginning of April and all those on our waiting list will be sent the links to purchase as soon as they open. If you would like to add people to the waiting list please email us to do this.

For the current ticket holders, once again, if you are happy to transfer your ticket over to the new dates 12th & 13th June 2021 you do not need to do anything, your ticket/s will automatically be transferred over to the new dates.

If you are unable to make the new revised dates in June 2021 we have the following options available to you:

1. Ticket refund
2. Entry into our Spring Detectival Fundraising Competitions (Please see the information on this at the end of this email and our competitions page -
3. Donate your event ticket to The Rennie Grove Hospice Charity

Apologies but we will be unable to offer ticket transfers for future Detectivals.

Please can we ask anyone wanting a refund to let us know before 31st March 2021. We need to be able to resell these tickets starting from the beginning of April so require any refunded tickets to be available for this time. Any refunds requested after this time will revert to our original Terms and Conditions for cancellations policy. Thanks all for your understanding.

If you are unable to attend the new June dates please email to let us know which option you would like to choose.

Please bear with us as we will have lots of emails to reply to, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We whole-heartedly apologise to all our attendees, traders, charities, staff and volunteers for this decision to move the dates once again.

Please continue to maintain good respiratory and hand hygiene by employing the ‘Catch It. Bin It. Kill It.’ ethos and ensuring regular and thorough hand washing. If you do experience any of the symptoms: a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, please remain at home visit or call NHS 111 for advice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Some useful information sources:

Thank you everyone for your continued support at this difficult time.

The Detectival Team