Santa Pod Raceway

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Update 08/01/2021

We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

COVID -19 Statement from Santa Pod CEO – Keith Bartlett

Keith Bartlett

Firstly, may I wish everyone a very happy New Year and a massive thank you for all your support in 2020, through the most difficult period we have ever experienced since I purchased Santa Pod Raceway in 1996.

Despite the ongoing difficulties and yet another total lockdown, we are pleased to announce our 2021 calendar. You will see from the calendar that we are pushing ahead with full season of events plus adding a few new ones too. This will of course be subject to current restrictions being lifted or at least eased to the level needed to welcome you back properly.

Last summer, Santa Pod Raceway worked hard to become a truly COVID-secure venue and operated many events successfully throughout the continuous changes in Government guidelines. Despite the associated spiralling costs, Santa Pod was able to accommodate full drag racing track action together with a range of exhibition vehicles on and around the drag strip as well as the popular camping element to our shows. Grandstand viewing, show car displays, catering, and trade stands, were all executed in an approved COVID secure manner so you can expect all those activities again at the very least - but we’re hoping to expand our offering of course!

May I take this opportunity once more to thank every single person who has supported Santa Pod in 2020 whether you are a regular fan, a once-a-year visitor, racer, crew, sponsor, supplier, or just a follower of Santa Pod on social media - all your support counts for so much. That support will surely be needed again as like many businesses in the leisure and events industry, the cost of existence has risen dramatically and our ability to generate income is thwarted once more.

We intend to put tickets on sale for March 1st. This unusual delay will be to ensure the confidence of our customers as we plan to offer a new ticket insurance policy. This popular scheme will be provided by TicketPlan, one of the leading providers of event ticket insurance.

Ben Bray of TicketPlan: “We are proud and delighted to be partnering with Santa Pod to offer ticket buyers additional peace of mind that should they choose to protect their order with TicketPlan, they can apply for a refund if the worst happens and they are unable to attend the event they have booked for due to unforeseen circumstances such as: accidents, transport issues and illnesses including if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19.”

Things are tough for us all, but I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to seeing all of you back at Santa Pod in 2021 as soon as possible.

See you at the Track!

Keith Bartlett
CEO

The New Normal at Santa Pod – Important Information

STAY ALERT – CONTROL THE VIRUS – SAVE LIVES – And help keep Santa Pod safe too!

COVID-19 Safety

The safety and welfare of racegoers, participants and our staff is our highest priority and we have been working hard to ensure our site is Covid secure. New hygiene, social distancing and safety measures have been introduced around site in line with Government guidance.

Limited Capacity

To allow for social distancing, we are limiting the number of tickets available each day on a first-come, first served basis. All tickets and sign-on procedures will be Pre-Booking Only.

Social Distancing, Hygiene and Safety Measures:

Before You Arrive

On Arrival

On Site

Please be Aware! Important Covid Camping Information

We are delighted to be able to offer you camping facilities for events HOWEVER, in order to safeguard the continuation of camping at Santa Pod, we ask you to adhere strictly to the following rules!

Current GOVERNMENT guidelines state that you cannot stay overnight away from your home with members of more than one other household (your support bubble counts as one household.)
Therefore, PLEASE follow the instructions of our stewards – these are challenging times – let’s not make their job more difficult!

If you have any campsite concerns during your stay then please contact any nearby steward/member of security OR call the Security Team on 07795(672170).

Failure to follow requests and instructions may result in removal from site!

COVID-19 - Tickets

Unfortunately due to Coronavirus and in line with Government Guidelines we have been forced to suspend some scheduled events at Santa Pod Raceway in 2020. Therefore ticket holders will receive a full credit to your Santa Pod Ticket Shop account equal to exactly what you’ve already paid, which can be redeemed against any Santa Pod Raceway event within the next 24 months. This will be added to your account and contrary to our standard terms and conditions, this credit will be available for 24 months instead of the standard 12 AND include any booking and postage fees that you’ve paid.

We are operating with a reduced workforce like so many other businesses causing a significant delay in our normal administration processes but we will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information to share. We are also trying hard to instigate a few more bells and whistles on our ticketing platform to make some of the admin quicker and more efficient for us all. Bear with us, while we work through all the communications, enquiries and requests from our customers – we’re dealing with everything as quickly as possible but it’s not easy.

Rest assured that we will get around to you!

In the meantime, we will keep you updated via our website, newsletters and social media.

Once again, thank you for your understanding during these very challenging circumstances.

"If ever there was ever a time when Santa Pod needed your support, it is now. We are asking you help us through this crisis by accepting the full credit values that we will be offering to every single one of our customers who have purchased advance tickets to affected events. On behalf of Santa Pod Raceway and all the staff I would like to thank you for all the support we have had over the past decades and sincerely hope we can count on your support. Help us to get through this - and in return we will continue to bring you the most exciting events in motorsport and entertainment in the UK." - CEO - Keith Bartlett

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