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Security

In all matters related to safety, Qstock works in cooperation with regional authorities.

Qstock adheres to the current regulations given by the authorities.
In Qstock arrangements, we have observed the instructions by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare to prevent corona infections at public events. Northern Ostrobothnia is at basic level of the coronavirus epidemic. Qstock is on the list of Safe Events.

Together with the regional authorities, we have designed a health security plan for the event. We instruct our customers, staff, other operators and artists to act safely and responsibly at the festival. We do our best to prevent infections by enabling the washing and disinfecting of hands throughout the event, by cleaning even more efficiently, by encouraging the use of face masks, and by deploying other hygiene regulations of Section 58 c of the Communicable Diseases Act.


If you’re well, you’re welcome!

Please attend our event only if you are healthy and free of corona symptoms.
Let’s take care of ourselves and each other.

 


Mask recommendation

We recommend you wear a face mask at the festival.

 


Show you care by keeping a distance

Try to avoid heavy congestion by arriving at the festival area in time.
You can prepare for the entry inspection by opening your baggage beforehand and taking out all objects in your pockets. This will speed up the inspection and make it more fluent for you as well. 😊 When arriving at the festival, please follow the signs and listen to the security officers’ instructions.

 


Hand hygiene

Take good care of your hand hygiene.
Wash and disinfect your hands often during the day, and avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily. As an exception for this year, you are allowed to bring two (2) personal 100 ml bottles of hand disinfectant in either gel or foam form.

 


Paying

PLEASE NOTE! Paying at Qstock sales desks, for example at the festival bars, is possible only by mobile or card payment. Paying in cash is not forbidden at other operators’ sales spots, but please favour mobile or card payments in them, too.

 

Please stay at home if you have gotten a positive result from covid-19 test or you have been quarantined by the officials. In such a case please contact info@qstock.fi. We will change your ticket to be valid in Qstock 2022.

Security check

Our festival guests will be subjected to a security check at the festival gates upon entry in order to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests in such a large public event. You will greatly speed up the security check by leaving all prohibited items at home or checking them in at the cloakroom. All festival guests must show the contents of their bags at the gate. Your bag will be checked under your observation, slightly off the pathway to protect your privacy. Refusal to show your bag leads to denied entry. Generally speaking, all things suited for causing damage to others are on the list of forbidden items. A raincoat is a much nicer alternative for your fellow festival people compared to an umbrella. You can buy them at the counters at the bar areas.

Allowed and forbidden items

Concerning items and substances not included in this list, the supervisors at each entrance gate will make individual decisions based on their own experiences and expertise about items that are potentially hazardous to the event audience. If a certain item or substance proves hazardous to public safety during the festival, the organiser reserves the right to change these regulations in the middle of the festival..

Allowed items:

  • 2 pcs of 100 ml hand disinfectants in gel or foam form
  • Sunscreen (cream /gel)
  • Unopened plastic soft drink bottles max 0.5 litres (max 4 pcs)
  • Empty plastic soft drink bottles max 0.5 litres (no number limitation)
  • Small snacks in closed store packaging (no glass containers)
  • SLR cameras (one lens attached to body is allowed, but no camera stand or separate flashes)
  • Pocket cameras
  • Mobile phone cameras
  • Flags/banners (no poles)
  • Backpack picnic seat (you are not allowed to bring a separate seat)
  • A smile and a happy festival mood

Forbidden items:

  • Glass bottles
  • Cans
  • Sealable containers (Thermos bottles, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Umbrellas
  • Heavy/long keychains
  • Aerosol bottles (hair spray, sprayable insecticides, etc.)
  • Bicycle pumps
  • Edged weapons, multi-purpose tools, explosives, torches, etc.
  • Combs with spike handles
  • Selfie sticks
  • Video cameras and sound recording equipment (allowed only for media representatives with specific video permit)
  • Separate camera flashes or camera stands for SLR cameras
  • Remote-controlled photo quadcopters or drones
  • License-free security sprays
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Laser pointers
  • Ice pack
  • Poles/sticks for flags and banners
  • Pets
  • Safety vests resembling the staff outfit
  • Bad mood and grumpiness
Protect your ears

The dosage of noise during shows depends on your location, so remember to protect your hearing if necessary. You can buy earplugs at the counters in the bar areas.

Crowd-surfing

The term ‘crowd surfing’ refers to supporting and conveying people on the hands of other audience members. As at most leading festivals in Europe, crowd surfing is prohibited also at Qstock to avoid potentially hazardous situations. As we all well know, the stage fronts can get very, very crowded. If you get anxious in a tight crowd, or feel weak, drunk, tired, thirsty or hungry, we suggest you watch your favourite band from slightly farther away. You will hear the music even from a distance. Remember to take care of your personal belongings as well as your friends. Also yourself. 🙂

First aid

A group of health professionals are responsible for first aid services at the festival. If you need patching up or feel exhausted, you can find these people on call during the festival’s opening hours at their headquarters in the first aid tent.

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