Visitor Info

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visitor welfare

 

TICKETS & THE EVENT

General Event Safety:

  1. Stay hydrated (you may bring in empty refillable water bottles)

  2. Wear sunscreen

  3. Look after your friends

  4. If you need to seek medical support for any reason at a Pride event visit the St John’s Ambulance team on site as soon as possible they are there to help.

  5. Report any hate crimes you witness to Hampshire Police

Your Health & Safety

We take the safety of attendees to Pride very seriously. As with all health messaging, we work with our NHS and other multi-agency partners to share health and safety information.

COVID-19 is still around. If you feel unwell, have a temperature or have flu or COVID-like symptoms you should stay at home and avoid contact with others.
More info: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Monkeypox is a rare infection. There has recently been an increase in cases in the UK. Anyone can get monkeypox, though currently most cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or men who have sex with other men. Monkeypox can be passed on from person to person through close physical skin-to-skin contact, including during sex.

We encourage all visitors attending events and venues throughout our city over the summer to be aware of symptoms and advice by checking the NHS website:: www.nhs.uk/monkeypox 

You can find local information at SHAC and the Terrence Higgins Trust. Please contact local sexual health services or call NHS 111 if you have symptoms.

If you need first aid, medical help or support

Health services are extremely busy. Please make sure you use the right services for your needs so the NHS can continue to provide the best possible care for those that need it.

Please only use A&E if it’s an emergency. Medical help or support is available at Pride events as well as walk-in services and NHS11 for advice.

If someone is unwell, don’t leave them alone. Send someone to get help.

Tell medical staff if any drugs or alcohol have been taken. You won’t get into trouble, but it will help them to help your friend.

St John Ambulance

First aid teams will be located within the Pride VillageA volunteer will be able to direct you or assist you in getting to them.

NHS 111

Help is available 24/7 and trained operators offer advice and guidance for urgent healthcare needs when it is not an emergency. They can advise on where local NHS services arehelp with prescriptions and offer self-care advice. Call 111 or go online to 111.NHS.uk.

Visit a pharmacy

If you have a minor health concern you can visit a local pharmacy for expert advice.
Pharmacists are healthcare professionals trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice.

DO I NEED TICKETS?

Southampton Pride is a FREE event for all in our community. You do not need tickets to attend the main event or the March on Saturday 27th August 2022. 

You MAY need tickets to attend the Official After-Party at The Edge Nightclub or the special Pride screening on Friday 26th August 2022 at John Hansard Gallery. Please see the appropriate websites for more information. 

the march

Our new March route will return for 2022 ensuring as many people as possible can take part in the longest Pride March in the city. To follow the March or to take part, please make your way to Queens Park for 10:30am. 

  • The new route will depart from Queens Park at 11am onto Briton Street
  • Turning right up into the High Street, it will continue through the Bargate before pausing for photos. 
  • Will then make it's way up Above Bar Street before splitting in two at Civic Centre Road.
  • The Parade will then enter Guildhall Square at approx 12pm via the Main Entrance on Above Bar Street and the Civic Centre Car Park entrance.
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Travelling by Car

Guildhall Square is located in Southampton City Centre, close to West Quay Shopping Centre and on the site of Southampton City Council.

We do not have any car parks on the site due to the city location, and the Civic Centre car park will be closed. We would advise all visitors to travel by other means where possible, but if you do need to travel by car then pay and display car parks are located at:

NCP Southampton Portland Terrace (<1 mile away)

West Quay Shopping Centre (<1 mile away)

Grosvenor Square (<1 mile away)

Eastgate Multistorey Car Park (1 mile away)

All of these locations are pay and display but offer long stay parking solutions.

Please be aware that Above Bar Street will be closed to vehicular access all day on the Saturday 27th August 2022. Please also be aware that various other roads will have short term closures in the City Centre between 11am and 1pm due to our March. More information on the route of this March can be found on the Marchpage of this site, and our social media pages.

Travelling by PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Guildhall Square is located in Southampton City Centre, close to West Quay Shopping Centre and on the site of Southampton City Council.

Guildhall Square is a short 5-10 minute walk from Southampton Central Station, please be advised that the direct walking route from Central is up a steep hill. Should this be a hindrance to your travel, please speak to the station staff who can advise of a secondary and more accessible route.

If travelling by bus, all major bus routes which enter the city centre will be able to provide easy access to our event. However please be aware that Above Bar Street will be closed to vehicular access all day on the Saturday 29th August 2020. This will involve some diversions and time changes to the bus services which would normally service this route. Contact your bus service provider for more information near to the event date.

Please also be aware that various other roads will have short term closures in the City Centre between 1pm and 3pm due to our Parade which may impact the bus services. More information on the route of this parade can be found on the Parade page of this site, and our social media pages.

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