We are full of faith that God is going to move powerfully at Revive 2021, even if we have to have some Coronavirus restrictions in place. There will be changes which may affect some of the things you have grown to love about Revive over the last 30 years. However, we know God is bigger than all of these things and can still meet with us powerfully at Revive, whatever restrictions are in place!

Please take some time to read the important information below, including our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

For Revive 2021 we are taking on more financial risk and also more infrastructure costs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately no insurance companies are covering cancellation of large-scale events due to Coronavirus. Therefore we ask for your grace because we will need to operate a stricter cancellation policy. We hope you understand the reasons why we have had to make these difficult decisions to enable us to press forward with the vision for Revive 2021.

If you decide to cancel your Revive booking:

This year we are sorry but we cannot refund 100% of your booking. This is due to the extra costs of Coronavirus regulations and infrastructure, the non-refundable deposits we have had to pay, and the added risk we are undertaking with the event.

  • If you decide to cancel your booking by the 31st May, there will be a 10% cancellation charge to cover our non refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 90%.
  • If you cancel your booking on or after the 1st June, there will be a 30% cancellation charge to cover our non-refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 70%.

If Ichthus has to cancel Revive 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

  • Up until 7th June 2021 – you will receive a full refund.
  • After 8th June 2021 – we will refund you 70% but keep 30% to help cover the non-refundable infrastructure costs we will have paid out by then. You could, of course, choose to gift Ichthus more than 30% of your booking cost if you wish.

If you cannot come to Revive at the last minute for Covid-Related reasons

  • For example, you develop Covid-19, or you have to isolate because you have come into direct contact with someone who has Covid-19.
  • This would only arise in the last 10 days before Revive. You should send us your isolation certificate or test result.
  • In this instance we can carry over your payment for Revive 2021 as ‘credit’ towards Revive 2022.

Coronavirus FAQs

We don’t have all the answers yet, but we have tried to answer some of your Coronavirus questions below. Do check back on this page and the latest news page. The closer we get to the event the more we can predict the level of social restrictions that might be in place on 31st July 2021 and how we can respond to them.

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Camping at Ashburnham is always amazing – you will be surrounded with the same views and beautiful backdrop as every year – the fresh air is refreshing and the beautiful stars at night are awe inspiring!

There will be some differences due to Coronavirus measures, but these will be relatively minimal with regards to camping because (thankfully) camping is outdoors and has lots of space to spread out and socially distance. We will still be encouraging everyone to socially distance and wear masks to protect themselves and others. We would also strongly suggest you do not go into other people’s tents to minimise your potential exposure to Covid, and also to minimise the chances of you having to isolate if you came into contact with someone who went on to test positive for Covid.

The site overall will have some one-way systems in place and other social distancing measures. The shower facilities, toilets and washing up facilities will be the same as usual (but with newer and nicer shower blocks!). There will need to be some social distancing and allocated time slots for different facilities, and we ask for your patience with queuing and observing social distancing around the campside and in queues. Everyone who is booked into Revive will receive a letter and information booklet in the post in the week beginning 26th July, and this will contain lots more information in it.

The rooms and bathrooms of the house will not be changed except for there being enhanced cleaning in rooms that share bathrooms.

There will be one-way systems in place throughout the house, multiple sittings for meals (to allow for social distancing), and reduced capacity in the foyer and common areas. We should be able to give you more details nearer the time. Everyone who is booked into the house will receive a letter in the week beginning 26th July with more details and information about Revive, including staying in the house.

Yes! We have been working hard through the restrictions and we are pleased to announce that we are going to open up for day visitor tickets on Thursday 5th August and Friday 6th August. Find out more details here

Due to the pandemic, we have had to make the difficult decision not to sell off-site passes this year. This is because we are limiting movement on and off site to keep everyone safe. Currently the only way we can guarantee entry on site is through booking to camp or to stay in the house on site, or to book to come for the day on Thursday and Friday. You could even book a B&B nearby on Thursday night so that you could come to both Thursday and Friday of Revive Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment because capacity is limited due to social distancing measures.

Ashburnham has rooms that you can stay in. Many of these are already booked because they were transferred over from Revive 2020, but if we get any cancellations we will release rooms when they become available. If your choice of room is not available please keep checking our booking page, or contact the office on 020 86947171 to join the waiting list.

We are asking everyone who is attending Revive to take a lateral flow test on the morning of their departure, and only travel to Revive if their test is negative. Anyone who tests positive, or has to isolate because of a family member testing positive, will be able to transfer their Revive booking across as ‘credit’ for Revive 2022.

However, you will not need to take a Covid test when you arrive at Revive, because everyone will have taken one before they leave. We would also like to ask people to consider bringing a lateral flow test with them to take midweek (we recommend Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning) to ensure we are keeping everyone safe and protecting ourselves against an outbreak of Coronavirus.

For the safety of everyone at the camp, and in line with Government regulations, we will be asking anyone who tests positive to return home to isolate for 10 days. We will be very sad if this happens to you, and we will offer you a partial refund of the rest of week as ‘credit’ carried over to Revive 2022. We will also seek to make the preachers/teaching that you miss, available to you (on a private link) to watch after the event.

Contact tracing will remain a legal requirements until 16th August. This means that at Revive we will be following government guidelines about contact tracing for anyone who tests positive. To minimise your chances of needing to isolate, please maintain social distancing and wear your masks most of the time!

Due to the many varying and complicated circumstances surrounding this year’s event, we are sorry but we cannot accept individual nights camping. The only way we can guarantee entry on site is through booking to camp for the whole week, or to stay in the house on site for the whole week.

Yes, we are still intending to have church corral groups, so please make sure you specify which congregation/church/group you would like to camp with.

Yes you can! Please take precautions to socially distance from others, or wear a mask when you are within 1m of another person (even outside). We recommend that each household brings (and washes up) their own plates and cutlery, or uses disposable cutlery this year, to reduce spread of the virus.

No, there will be no ability to book in on arrival. All bookings (day passes and week on site passes) must be made before 23.59pm on 25th July and balances should be cleared before 30th July.

Due to capacity in the dining rooms of the house, Ashburnham have said they cannot accommodate the campers lunch deal this year. We are therefore unable to offer a campers lunch deal. If you are camping you will need to cook for yourselves, or you can buy something from the Cafe Crepe vans or Cafe Ash. We will also still have our camp shop which will provide food and basic camping supplies.

If you transferred your booking over from Revive 2020, and you had initially chosen the campers lunch deal option, someone from Ichthus office will be in touch with you to organise a refund.

Yes we will still run a shop where you can buy food and basic camping equipment. This year, because we are limiting movement on and off site, we will have an extra fridge in the shop and stock more meat and other fresh food. It would really help the shop if you could fill out the ‘Things I would buy at the shop’ form on arrival, and give it in at the shop. This will give us an indication of how much, and the types of food to stock.

If you absolutely need to go off site to buy food during the week, we would ask that each group, or each corral, nominates one person who will go off site, directly to the shops and then come back again. Using ‘click and collect’ for a nearby shop such as Tesco is a great way to minimise your contact time off site.

Yes! All six streams for children and youth programme will be running. It looks as though children and youth won’t need to wear face masks, and can sing in their venues. We anticipate an amazing week for our children and young people who have had a very difficult 18 months! Many of the team leaders and volunteers for children and youth have been involved in previous years and so your children will see some friendly faces!

This year, due to bubbles within our children and youth venues, we will sadly not be able to offer youth and children day visitors a place in our children and youth streams. However, they are still more than welcome to come as day visitors, and can access the afternoon activities, and enjoy time at our outdoor screen or in the main marquee with their adults.

Will you be operating a ‘bubble’ system for children and youth programmes? 

Yes we will. To minimise the chances of anyone having to return home to isolate if someone tests positive, we will ask our chidren’s venues to form bubbles. If a children/youth tests positive then their immediate bubble (including the children/youth worker) will need to isolate, but the bubbles will minimise the impact of a positive Covid test.

Despite the government’s easing of social distancing on 19th July, they are still saying that people should exercise caution, and that events should allow for social distancing. This means we need to create an event where people are able to socially distance. We will have one-way systems, spaced seating in the main venues, and allocated meal sittings. This is to safeguard those who are vulnerable, and protect us from the risk of an outbreak.

Yes, We will be running our venues on 50% capacity but we will have an Outdoor screen and also some marquees at the Prayer Centre as overflow venues.

The main marquee will be located in the same place, as will the youth and children’s venue marquees. However, the inside of the main marquee will be laid out differently, with only 500 chairs in blocks of 200. The central area of the main marquee will be ‘banquet seating’ around tables and will double up as café ash in the evenings, and a food court during the day. This will enable everyone to socially distance more easily, whilst also giving the option for people remain outside if the weather is good and they feel more comfortable being outside.

Whilst the government has announced mask wearing will not be mandatory from 19th July, we are still encouraging everyone at Revive to wear masks as much as possible. This includes times in the main marquees, inside venues and when you are speaking to someone closer than 2m apart.

We are operating a semi-closed site this year which means that we are asking people NOT to go off and on site unless absolutely necessary. Reasons to travel off site might be to attend a medical appointment or go to a pharmacy, or do essential shopping for your group. We are asking guests not to go off for afternoon visits to the seaside or sit in a café in Battle this year, just to minimise the risk of infection.

If you absolutely need to go off site to buy food during the week, we would ask that each group, or each corral, nominates one person who will go off site, directly to the shops and then come back again. Using ‘click and collect’ for a nearby shop such as Tesco is a great way to minimise your contact time off site.

You can definitely sing at the outdoor screen, and we are hopeful (on 13th July 2021) that singing will be allowed indoors by the 31st July when Revive starts. We will be confirming when we know what our policy will be on singing in indoor venues and inside the main marquee.

No, all meetings will be filled up on a ‘first come first served’ basis at all venues. If you want to guarantee your entry then make sure you arrive early and queue for seats! Remember we have our Outdoor screen as an overflow venue.

Yes! We are still planning a full and exciting programme. Outdoors sport is likely to be able to operate fairly unchanged, and on Wednesday afternoon there will be a special ‘festival of fun’ including donkey rides and a bouncy castle, even if there are some socially distanced queues. After Hours entertainment will be on, but located in the main marquee this year. We have a great line-up of live music, a quiz night and our famous talent show.

Yes! We will still have options from burgers, to pasta, to crepes and hot chocolate, all available to buy on site.

Yes you can, but we cannot refund 100% of your booking this year. This is due to the extra costs of Covid regulations and infrastructure, the non-refundable deposits we have had to pay, and the added risk we are undertaking with the event.

  • If you decide to cancel your booking by the 31st May, there will be a 10% cancellation charge to cover our non refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 90%.
  • If you cancel your booking on or after the 1st June, there will be a 30% cancellation charge to cover our non-refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 70%.

If you would like to cancel your booking please email revive@ichthus.org.uk and we will be in contact to organise your partial refund as soon as we can.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.

For Revive 2021 we are taking on more financial risk and also more infrastructure costs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately no insurance companies are covering cancellation of large-scale events due to COVID-19. Therefore, it will simply not be possible for us too refund 100% of ticket prices this year.

If Ichthus cancels due to COVID-19 before 8th June 2021, we will refund you in full. If we have to cancel on the 8th June or after, we will have to retain 30% of your booking price towards our own non-refundable costs. We hope you understand the reasons why we have had to make these difficult decisions to enable us to press forward with the vision for Revive 2021.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.

This situation would only arise in the last 10 days before Revive. Please contact the office as soon as you find out, and send us your isolation certificate or test result. We can carry over your payment for Revive 2021 as ‘credit’ towards Revive 2022 but we would not be able to guarantee the prices would be the same or that the same room would be available at Revive 2022.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.