Detectival

Bringing the World of Metal Detecting Together

June Pt2 2021

Arrival Times
Attendees - The earliest arrival time is 2.00pm on Friday 11th June. You are able to attend the Check-In Tent and collect your wristbands Friday from 2.00pm to 8.00pm. After this time you will have to the collect wristbands the next day from the Check-In Tent but you can still get access to the site by showing any security or marshals on the gate your ticket/s and some photo ID. No site access after 11pm, gates are shut till the next morning 7am.

On Saturday the Check-In tent opens at 7.00am. The detecting start time on Saturday is 9.30am. If you are detecting the entire weekend but your accommodation is off site you are welcome to Check-In on the Friday to get your wristbands and avoid the Saturday morning rush/queues. Start time Sunday 9.00am.

All attendees must be packed up and off site by 11.00am on the Monday 14th June.

NO Night Arrivals
WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY ATTENDEES ARRIVING DURING THE HOURS OF 11:00PM to 7:00AM ON THE DIRECTION OF THE ESTATE OWNER.

IF YOU WERE PLANNING TO ARRIVE DURING THIS TIME YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO STAY SOMEWHERE OFF SITE UNTIL THE SATURDAY MORNING 7:00AM.

PROVISIONS WILL BE MADE IN THE CASE OF ANY EMERGENCY REQUIRING ACCESS OR EXITING DURING THESE HOURS.

Access to the site
Only ticket holders and their guests will be allowed access to the site. To gain entry you must show your prepaid ticket or your wristband to security at the gate.

Once you have driven in the marshals will direct you to the 'Day Parking' car park.

Once parked you will need to go to the Check-In Tent with your tickets (either printed or on an electronic device) to be booked in.
IMPORTANT - All attendees and guests must go to the Check-In Tent to have their wristbands put on by the Checking-In staff.
You will not be able to take a wristband to put onto the other members of your party so please make sure you ALL go to the Check-In Tent. If you don't you will be sent away to get the other members of your party and you will have to queue again. Your wristband must remain on for the duration of the event, replacements will NOT be given for lost wristbands.

To make your Check-In experience as quick as possible please have your tickets and attendees ready when Checking-In. 

We cannot accept any responsibility for long queues and delays.

Detecting Times
Detecting is available Saturday 9.30am till 6.30pm and Sunday 9.00am till 6.00pm.
(No detecting Friday or Monday, and no detecting during the night.
Anyone breaking this simple rule will be banned from Detectival immediately).
Camping and vehicles
Camping is in a field and is very basic, there are no luxuries, if possible bring your own drinking water, bottled water will be on sale during the weekend. Bowsers will be available on site for campers, this is not drinking water.

All campers need to be off site by 11:00am Monday 14th June.

A pasture area has been set aside for camping and caravans / campers etc, if you are camping please bring along a blow up mattress or camp-bed as the ground can be stony and uneven in places.

Please arrive at the camping together if you want your camping pitches to be together. Marshals will not be leaving gaps when directing you and your vehicle to your camping pitch.

Due to limited space only 1 car is able to go with the camp pitch. This is likely to be the car with the tent in. All other cars can be parked in the 'Day Parking' car park, which is a short walk from the camping area.

Once you have parked your vehicle in the camping area, it must stay there until you are leaving the rally, unless you have special permission. We do not want vehicles driving around the camp site, this is for safety purposes. If you are driving about the site there is a strict 5mph limit, please also put on your hazard lights while driving in the campsite zone.

If you do wish to see the local area, please park your car in the 'Day car parking area' while at the rally.
Additional Campers
If you have emailed us to book additional camping onto your ticket and you haven't paid in advance you will be required to purchase your camping on arrival at the check-in tent. Please bring the correct cash in a sealed envelope to pay for this. (Adults £18 each, children £9 each). Please put your name on the outside of the envelope.
You will be required to show the email from info@detectival.com to confirm you have booked additional camping and will be paying on arrival.
Security / Safety / Conduct
Physical / Verbal abuse towards staff, volunteers and attendees will not be tolerated. Security will act if necessary, will contact the authorities when required and this may result in prosecution.
We have over 50 security and stewards at the rally so please drink sensibly and respect others.
IF YOU WERE REMOVED FROM SITE BY SECURITY AT ANY PREVIOUS EVENTS YOU ARE NOT WELCOME AT ANY FUTURE EVENTS AND YOU WILL NOT GAIN ENTRY TO THIS EVENT.

Police
Like last year the police will be coming to our event over the weekend to advise attendees and traders on crime prevention and how best to protect your property/valuables using marking and tagging techniques.
They will also be liaising with security about the behaviour of attendees, please help us to promote our hobby in a positive way.
PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK
Management is not responsible for damage or theft to vehicles or vehicle contents. This is a big event and thieves may operate in the area, take extra care and look after your belongings. 
Keep your passports and money safe!

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to security or a marshal.
First Aid
There is a first aid area in the main marquee for minor injuries and illnesses. The First Aiders contact number will be given to you on arrival with the site map.
In the event of any emergency please call 999 immediately.
Event Location 
The nearest postcode to the site will be released by email next week before the event. (If you haven't received them please check your email spam folder as they may be appearing in here).
Directional signs will be up from this postcode to help you find the location.
Terms and Conditions
By purchasing your ticket/s and/or attending the event/detecting at the event you have confirmed that you, and all your attendees, have read and understood the terms and conditions and will abide by them in their entirety. Anyone not abiding by the terms and conditions will be told to leave the site immediately, there will be no refund of tickets or third party costs.
http://www.detectival.com/terms-conditions
Children
Children must be with an adult at all times, the management cannot accept liability for injury or be responsible for their safety. Farms and fields are full of hidden dangers such as slurry pits, barbed wire, livestock and moving vehicles etc. The is also a large area of woodland to detect so please keep your children with you, especially within this area.
Dogs
Dogs are allowed on site as long as they are all well behaved, mess is cleared up and put in the bins, dogs are kept away from game birds, bird cover, pens, sheep fields etc.
Any problems with dogs on site both animals and owners will be told to leave.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT DOG WASTE BAGS DOWN THE PORTABLE TOILETS AS THEY BLOCK THE TOILETS AND MAKE THEM VERY HARD TO CLEAN DURING THE EVENT.
Smoking
Smoking is not permitted in any of the marquees or trade stands in the main arena.
It is illegal to smoke in any temporary structures such as a marquee / gazebo, tent or indeed any enclosed or substantially enclosed structure, regardless of how long it will be in place.
Wet weather 
The UK weather is very unpredictable….Please ensure the towing eye for your vehicle is placed under the passenger seat of your vehicle, you may need to be towed in or out of the parking area. If your towing eye is not ready others will be towed before you. Please bring a tow rope and a 4 x 4 if you own one. Track mats will be in place if necessary.
Please bring suitable clothing for all weather conditions.
Digging tools for overseas visitors
In the UK we use spades to dig targets, DO NOT bring picks as it disturbs the ground to much. We are very strict about soil disturbance and hole filling so please abide by our rules.

FILL YOUR HOLES – IF YOU DIG IT, FILL IT!

ONLY SPADES TO BE USED, NO PICKAXES AND NO MATTOCKS!

A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE SITE IS PASTURE, PLEASE CUT YOUR HOLE OPEN WITH YOUR SPADE INTO A SQUARE OR CIRCLE, FIND YOUR TARGET AND THEN REPLACE THE PLUG INTO THE GROUND. GREEN SIDE UP!

ANYONE NOT DIGGING AND FILLING HOLES THIS WAY WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

Headphones
Everyone who intends to metal detect must use headphones (unless you wear hearing aids). If you do not wear headphones and you do not use hearing aids, you will not be allowed to dig.

Trash / finds pouches
Everyone who detects must have suitable pockets or pouches big enough to carry rubbish to the designated areas. Leaving rubbish on the surface will get you dismissed from the rally and sent home, so please don’t spoil your weekend over a silly mistake. There will be scrap buckets available around the site.

Finds Recording
Due to COVID-19 we are unable to have a finds team on site. Please refer to the finds recording email, which will be sent to you shortly.

International detectorists and Export Licences
Any objects found on a dig by an attendee from outside of the UK that are of certain cultural definitions, so more than 50 years of age and valued above specified financial thresholds, must be declared to the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Office (FLO) and the object/s will require an individual licence for export out of the UK whether on a permanent or temporary basis. These licences are available from the arts council, and the Detectival Finds Team staff will help attendees who need to acquire a licence. More information is available on the links in our Terms and Conditions.

The organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for finds which are not properly and legally declared, and any person attending an event who acts outside of the legal requirements will not be permitted to attend any future events and will be reported to the local authorities.
Property identification
Please make a note of your machine serial number(s) and bring the information to the rally, also put some unique identification on your machine, if there is a problem you may need to identify your machine or property.

Power / Charging your Metal Detector
Bring spare batteries, power packs, and/or a portable charger for your detector if you have it, including charging leads and coil clip etc. Some of the traders may have charging facilities but this is not guaranteed. Any detectors or property left charging is at the owner's own risk.

If you are visiting from overseas and staying in a hotel remember to bring a UK plug adapter to charge your machine.
Trade stands and caterers
Bring cards/cash with you to purchase supplies, food and drink.

Supplies
If you are camping bring drinking water, bottled water will be on sale, there are no fresh water drinking taps on site. Bring a quiet generator if you require power, no generators or music after midnight.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Attendee Declaration

The June Detectival event is going to be run slightly differently due to the COVID-19 virus. Please read the COVID-19 specifics below. By attending this event all June Detectival attendees agree with the attendee declaration and specifics below. We will also be sending out these specifics and this declaration in a separate email to all the June Detectival attendees. Please be sure to read through it all and ensure you understand your requirements as an attendee of a public metal detecting event.

Attendee requirements

  • Ensure you wear a mask inside all marquees and gazebos at the event unless you bring an exemption certificate with you.
  • Use the hand santisers on site and follow good hand hygiene.
  • Do not gather in large groups, and ensure that the ‘group of 6’ rule is being followed.
  • When queuing at the check-in tent, caterers and bar ensure you are wearing your mask and following the social distancing rules.
  • Before attending this event please consider your risks – including your age, ethnicity, health status and other factors that give rise to an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you feel you may be at higher risk of COVID-19 please do not attend this event.
  • For more information refer to the NHS advise and also current Government guidance in regards to COVID-19 to ensure you are following the law.

Attendee Declaration
  • I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, I am not infected with COVID-19.
  • I have had no symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days: a new or persistent cough, fever, or loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.
  • I confirm that I haven't been around anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days.
  • I confirm that I am not living with anyone who has confirmed COVID-19 or shown symptoms in the past 14 days, or is self-isolating or is in quarantine.
  • I confirm I am not subject to quarantine measures (For example: having recently returned to/entered the UK or from an area with quarantine measures in place)
  • I understand that I need to contact Detectival prior to attending this dig if I become unwell with COVID-19 symptoms after compiling with this declaration.
  • I agree to this information being shared if Detectival is required to share it.
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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 https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call NHS 111 for advice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@detectival.com.

Some useful information sources:
https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at June Detectival 2021!
The Detectival Team