Covid and your safety

Attending The New York Times Climate Hub

We have been working hard to deliver a safe New York Times Climate Hub. If you are attending the event, in person, your safety remains our highest priority and your experience will be in line with the latest government regulations and guidance in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What do I need to show to enter The New York Times Climate Hub?

For the safety of visitors and all on-site staff at the event, you must provide the following on request upon entering the event:

  1. Proof of full vaccination — with the latest dose at least 14 days prior to the event

We will accept proof through the N.H.S. App (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales apps are all accepted), vaccination card, or letter provided by the NHS, or E.U. Digital COVID Certificate.

If you are clinically exempt from Covid-19 vaccination, please bring proof of exemption.

We however reserve our rights to adjust these requirements as the situation continues to evolve. Please come back and check these F.A.Q.s.

Please do NOT travel to The New York Times Climate Hub if you:

  • Have any COVID-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell).
  • Have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case and are currently isolating.
  • Are awaiting the outcome of a COVID-19 test result.
  • Have not completed the mandatory quarantine period following entry into the U.K.
  • Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official.

For ticket holders from Scotland:

If you live in Scotland, you can obtain your full vaccination status here.

For ticket holders from England:

If you are resident in England, you can show your COVID-19 status using the N.H.S. COVID-19 Pass on the N.H.S. App. For more information on how to do this, please click here. Please ensure you are using the correct N.H.S. App (Note: this is different from the N.H.S. COVID-19 App).

For ticket holders from Wales:

If you live in Wales, you can obtain your full vaccination status by following the instructions here.

For ticket holders from Northern Ireland or those traveling from overseas:

All other international ticket holders will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination status using your country’s official certifications.

What if I am not fully vaccinated before my arrival?

All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination. If you are clinically exempt, you must provide an exemption letter.

Can children attend the event?

No. To purchase a ticket to attend The New York Times Climate Hub, you must be aged 16 or over.

What if I am self-isolating?

If you are forced to self-isolate because you’ve come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be able to receive a refund up to 24 hours before the event.

What if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT. You are advised to get a P.C.R. test as soon as possible and stay at home; more information can be found here.

Will there be additional measures at the venue?

Yes. In addition to the vaccination and testing entry requirements, we will provide additional hand sanitiser on-site and conduct thorough deep cleaning of the event spaces. We also encourage visitors to use the N.H.S. Scotland Test and Protect app.

Should I wear a mask?

Yes. By law in Scotland, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in entertainment venues. If you are exempt, you may not choose to wear a face covering. That would be the case if, for example:

  • You’re under 12 years old.
  • You’ve got an illness for disability that means you cannot wear one.
  • Wearing one would cause you severe distress.

You may remove your mask if seated for eating or drinking.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19? Will I get a ticket refund?

If you test positive for COVID-19, DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT.

You and anyone you live with must not attend the event and self-isolate immediately.

You will need to submit evidence of your positive COVID test to and your ticket will be refunded in this instance.

What if I have self-isolate? Will I get a ticket refund?

If you have been advised to self-isolate, DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT. You will need to submit evidence that you have been requested to self-isolate to and your ticket will be refunded in this instance.

What if I don’t have a smartphone or computer?

  • Scotland: You can request a proof of vaccination letter by phoning the COVID-19 Status Helpline at 0808 196 8565. The helpline is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • England: You can request a letter to prove your vaccination status by calling 119. If you are overseas you need to call +44 151 905 0119 — you will be charged according to your carrier’s rates.
  • Wales: Call 0300 303 5667 to request a COVID Pass if you are unable to use the digital N.H.S. COVID Pass or would like a bilingual certificate. It can take up to 10 working days for a certificate to arrive. No requests can be fast-tracked and certificates cannot be collected.
  • Northern Ireland: Call 0300 200 7814, available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This process will take longer than the digital process, and you will be required to verify your identity in person by presenting documentation at an appointed time and location. Once identity checks have been completed, it may take up to 10 working days for the printed certificate to arrive.

I am attending The New York Times Climate Hub for multiple days, will I need to provide proof of full vaccination again?

Yes. Please be prepared to show proof of full vaccination every time you enter The New York Times Climate Hub.