Covid Passes at Sheffield Students' Union

Updated 14.12.21

Before attending Foundry, Bar One or Interval please carefully read the information below.

From midnight on Tuesday 14th December, the guidance for covid passes in venues has been updated by the government. Proof of covid status will be required for all customers at the Foundry and Bar One when DJs are playing (Wed-Sat from 9pm or at special events including all day Wed 15th Dec). Failure to produce this will mean you will not be granted entry.

What can be used as a ‘Covid Pass’?

To enter our venues, the government now requires you to have proof of one of the following:

  • you are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine (or one of the single-dose Janssen vaccine)
  • you have taken a PCR or rapid lateral flow test within the last 48 hours – to strengthen the protection testing provides you should take tests as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours. You can pick up free lateral flow tests from the SU Welcome Desk.
  • you are exempt on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

People who live in England can show their NHS COVID Pass to prove they’re vaccinated, have completed a negative PCR test or negative lateral flow test within the past 48 hours, or are exempt.

When will I need to show my covid pass?

Foundry: At all events

Bar One: Wednesday-Saturday from 9pm or at special events as advertised

Interval: Special events as advertised

Please note students will require a pass:

  • if entering The Tuesday Club after midnight at the Tuesday 14th December event
  • all day in Bar One on Wednesday 15th December 2021

Covid passes are not required for any other areas in the students’ union.

When will I need to show my covid pass?

When will I need to show my covid pass?

The government guidance now states venues and events where the NHS COVID Pass, or alternative proofs of COVID-19 status, must be used as a condition of entry are:

  • nightclubs, dancehalls and discotheques
  • other late night dance venues, where all of the following apply:
  • the venue is open between 1am and 5am
  • it serves alcohol after 1am
  • it has a dancefloor (or space for dancing)
  • it provides music, whether live or recorded, for dancing
  • indoor events with 500 or more attendees, where those attendees are likely to stand or move around for all or part of the event, such as music venues with standing audiences or large receptions

NHS Covid Pass

If you're aged 16 or over, you can get an NHS COVID Pass depending on your vaccination status or COVID-19 test results.

What you need to get a pass When you can get a pass
2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine, in England 2 weeks after your 2nd dose (Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer), or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Janssen)
Negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours As soon as you get your result. If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK first
Positive PCR test within the past 6 months After you've finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test


How to get your NHS COVID Pass


Get a digital version

You can get a digital version using the NHS App or NHS website. You can download it as a PDF or get it sent to you in an email.

You can get a digital version by:


Get a paper version (vaccination status only)

You can get an NHS COVID Pass letter sent to you in the post.

This shows you've been vaccinated against COVID-19. It does not show COVID-19 test results.

You can ask for a letter 2 weeks after having your 2nd dose of the vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single-dose Janssen vaccine. You should get it within 5 working days.

You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this.


2 - Other Tests

We will also accept the email confirmation of a negative PCR test or Lateral Flow test.


Lateral Flow Test Kits

These can be collected from the SU welcome desk between 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, your local pharmacy and ordered online from -


Fast Tracks

We are offering queue jumps to anyone who comes into the SU on the day of the event to show proof of vaccine/negative test. Just come to the Welcome Desk and show proof, you’ll be handed a wristband to jump the queue later that night.


Feeling Unwell?

Please don’t attend any event if you are displaying any covid symptoms regardless of a negative lateral flow test result.


We’re also operating the following safety measures at the Foundry

  • Our air handling system will operate at full power regardless of attendance
  • Hand sanitising stations are located around the venue
  • Staff will take a lateral flow test before each shift
  • Track and trace will be used at the entrance
  • Card payments are the only method of payment. We are not accepting cash.

We are also asking customers to minimise what they bring into venues to reduce the need for bag checks.


What is the minimum age requirement to show proof of covid status?

People 18+ are only required to show proof of covid status.

I’m coming to Tuesday Club on Tuesday 14th December, will I need to show proof of covid status?

From midnight on Tuesday 14th December, we are legally required to carry out covid pass checks. People without proof of covid status will not be granted entry.

I’m not from the UK and have been vaccinated in my home country. Will I be allowed in?

People who were vaccinated in another country can show alternative proof of vaccination if this is accepted at the UK border.