Please help keep artists and attendees safe by wearing a face mask whilst attending Boom unless it is not practical to do so (eg. drinking). 




New Government rules require large venues to ask all attendees to demonstrate their vaccine status or recent test results to gain entry through the NHS Covid pass. 

BOOM is a small venue and is exempt from mandatory checks. HOWEVER at the request of some artists performing at the venue we will require proof of vaccination or recent test result to gain entry for certain gigs & events. 


When buying a ticket for an upcoming event it will display clearly wether a COVID pass is required. If you have purchased a ticket prior to this requirement the ticketing company will contact you to let you know. We will keep our socials up to date with any updates.

You will need to demonstrate your COVID-19 status by providing either:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the event)

  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at the event

  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

How do I prove my COVID-19 Status?





NHS Rapid Lateral Flow tests are free. You can order NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site.


Please do not bring the home test strip with you.


Follow these instructions for what you need to do:


You must report your COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result online, by clicking on this link - COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result.


If you do not have access to the internet, you can also report your test result by calling the phone number in your test kit’s instructions, NHS 119.


You will need to demonstrate your negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result by showing us one of the following: 


  • Text OR email confirmation of your result



  • OR as a letter that can be requested by ringing NHS 119.




We cannot accept vaccine cards issued at vaccination centres as proof of vaccination.


Please use the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status using the NHS App or the NHS website to download it as a PDF or get it sent to you in an email.  


You can also get a paper version (vaccination status only - not test results - 2 weeks after having a full course of the vaccine) sent to you in the post. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this. You can get a letter (within 5 working days) by requesting a COVID Pass letter online or calling NHS 119.


Here’s how to get a record of your vaccination status in ScotlandWales or Northern Ireland.



Please use the NHS COVID Pass to show your positive PCR test within the past 6 months using the NHS App or the NHS website, after you’ve finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test.