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80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show Covid Guidance

After much planning and consultation we are delighted to be able to confirm that the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn Aerodrome will be going ahead on the 25-27th September. The 2020 Battle of Britain Air Show will include special measures to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe.

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our priority

In these unprecedented times, we’ll continue to adapt and review our response to Covid-19 based on the advice from the Government and Public Health England, as well as your valued feedback. All measures detailed below are in accordance with current Government advice. Following the ‘Rule of 6’ announcement by the UK government our response to Covid-19 has been further updates

Social Distancing Measures

Capacity and new event dates

The Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn Aerodrome is a very popular event, to maintain social distancing in 2020 we have:

Further capped the capacity on each of the days to better ensure social distancing and the ‘Rule of 6’ can be observed

Increased the number of days the show will run, now a three-day event (Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September)

Increased the size of the show ground to over double the original size (over 400,000 sq/m) so customers can ensure social distancing and the ‘Rule of 6’ can be observed

Queue and Crowd Management

All ticket sales will be online and in advance only to avoid queues at the entrances (

Social distancing markers for queuing, ticket scanning and entry points

Social distancing markers for catering stalls and stands

Visitors are required to observe suitable social distancing measures as a condition of entry, those who do not will be removed so that we meet necessary healthy and safety standards for visitors, volunteers and staff

Additional entry points with more staff to support safe entry onto the larger show ground

The normal admission ticket areas will be marked out to show routing to/from the toilets and bars to avoid crowding

The premium ticket areas will be set out to provide our guests with sufficient space and will not share tables with other social groups as to observe the ‘Rule of 6’


Track and Trace

Track and Trace will be a legal requirement at the time of The Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn Aerodrome, therefore:

All ticket sales will be online and in advance only (, customer information for all tickets purchased via will be retained for the purpose of Track and Trace

Customers who purchased their tickets via re-sellers such as Groupon will be required to provide their information for the purpose of Track and Trace.


Hygiene and Safety Measures in Place

To underpin our social distancing policy, we will also:

Despite the 2020 Battle of Britain Air Show being largely outdoors, attendees are strongly recommended to use face coverings

Increase staff numbers on site to help control the number of people in any given area and enforce our social distancing policy as outline above

Staff and volunteers will be easily identifiable, adhere to social distancing regulations and be provided with suitable PPE

There will be hand sanitiser stations at all entrances, catering areas and toilet facilities. We also encourage visitors to being their own hand sanitisers to keep with them and use throughout the day

Where staff are in direct contact with the public, they will be provided with suitable PPE to keep both parties safe

All key areas will have a dedicated cleaner with suitable PPE who will be in the location throughout the day to keep areas sanitised. These key areas include; toilets, door handles, information stands, food collection areas, bins and check in areas

Please help us by using hand sanitiser, washing hands thoroughly, observing social distancing markers and where possible, please bring and use your own PPE. Together we can make this event as safe as possible during the unprecedented times.

Additional Information

We will be providing more entrance points on the days in order to avoid long queues on entry and reduce crowds around the show ground

Weekend tickets are now valid for all three days

The 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show covid guidance has been updated to comply with the ‘Rule of 6’ (15/09/2020)

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