Existing Health Problems


Events try to make themselves accessible and welcoming to people with health problems and disabilities. With a bit of thought and planning, many potential difficulties can be overcome. Here are a few things to consider:



  • Bring with you enough of your medication to last till you get home

  • Check the advice on our Prescribed Medicines page


Wheelchairs and mobility aids

  • Bear in mind that festival sites can be difficult to get around at the best of times and pretty well impossible in bad weather if your mobility is poor

  • Many events have a Disabilities Coordinator, who will be able to advise you on any special provisions made


Medical Information

  • If you have a complicated medical history, it will be really helpful if you bring a summary with you (your doctor’s surgery may let you have a print-out)

  • Let us know if you have to carry out any special procedures to keep well – we may be able to provide facilities and assistance


Pregnancy and recent childbirth

  • We do not believe a festival site is a suitable place for childbirth, or indeed for very young babies

  • FMS does not provide midwifery services and will advise getting you to the nearest hospital if you go into labour


Recent surgery

  • If you have recently undergone surgery, ask your GP or hospital for advice about any special precautions to take and whether it is a good idea to go 

  • Bring supplies of dressings with you. We can change these for you but may not have the particular ones you need



  • Festival sites are not sterile! Bear this in mind if your condition makes you particularly prone to infection

  • FMS cannot provide special toilet or washing facilities.


Festival Medical Services

Unit 1 & 2 Wayside Farm,
Shepton Mallet,
Somerset, BA4 6QW

Registered UK Charity 1124695. Registered Incorporated Company No: 6265957. FMS is regulated by the CQC for Ambulance and Imaging activity. FMS is a registered training centre with QualSafe Awards: Registration No: 0905521 

Awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. June 2020

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