Countdown to Tokonatsu 2021 (30 Days)

By Kurt Schofield | Monday, 28 June 2021

It's time for another update! We have lots of news to tell you about the upcoming event and so we urge you to please read through this new announcement in it's entirety.

This update also includes very important information regarding your registration and details on what to do on the day of arrival.

The TokoShop is now open for business!

We are glad to announce that the Tokonatsu 2021 merchandise shop is officially open for business. If you plan on attending and want to swipe some swag to strut around in - act fast before it's too late!

Check the shop our by heading here.

Due to the ongoing situation, we will unfortunately not have any Toko21 merchandise available for purchase at the event itself.

The online shop will still be open for a short time after the event in-case you change your mind! More information regarding the closing date will come a few days after Tokonatsu 2021.

Registrations Deadline

Unfortunately because of COVID-19, we will not be allowing on-the-day registrations this year.

The deadline to register for Tokonatsu 2021 will be Friday 16th July 2021.

If you are reading this post before that date and are still yet to register for the event, you can do so here.

Transferred Registrations from Tokonatsu 2020

Any attendees that registered for last year and opted to transfer their registration to this year, please be advised that this process is not automatic and you are still required to register.

Any attendee that transferred will have received an e-mail to their e-mail account that they registered with last year containing a private link. Please use this unique link to complete your registration.

If you transferred but believe you have not received an e-mail, please contact the registrations team as soon as possible.

Car Park Bookings

For anyone that is still yet to register, you may find that there are no more car parking spaces available. A lot more attendees are arriving individually this year due to the social distancing requirements set out by the government.

We usually have access to an overflow car park in the neighbouring school but because of the on-going crisis, this has not been possible as of the time of writing this post. We are still looking into viable solutions to this issue.

Several spaces are still reserved for disabled parking for attendees with a valid permit. If you plan on bringing one, you are still required to let us know in advance.

If this will have a significant effect on you, please contact the registrations team as soon as possible.

Before you Depart & Arrive

As part of our risk assessments for Tokonatsu, all attendees over 11 years old will be required to complete a Lateral Flow Test for COVID-19 before arriving on site. This test has to be completed on your day of departure but before your arrival.

Test results must be reported on the government website and you must show us their response e-mail or text showing your negative report to be allowed entry. If you do not have one, you will not be permitted to enter the event.

In order to report a test to the government, please head to the website here.

All Tokonatsu staff and vendors are also subject to testing before arriving on site.

In cases of a positive result on your test or if you start displaying symptoms, please do not come to Tokonatsu. If you do test positive for COVID-19 on the day and can provide evidence of this, you will be entitled to a refund on your ticket.

Lateral Flow Tests are free to get for people ages 11 and older. Information on the Lateral Flow Test and how to get them can be found here.

Further Queries

If you have any further queries any of the topics outlined in this post, please submit a contact form here where one of our team members will get back to you shortly.

For any general queries however, we encourage asking on one of our social media platforms where someone may be able to get back to you much faster. Also if you have a question, it's possible that information could be useful to someone else too.

If you haven't already, please check out our our previous post for more information regarding COVID-19 safety measures at the event, what individual events will be running, etc

We're almost there!

It most certainly has been a long time since we have seen many of you. In-fact, it's only at the time of writing this post that it has truly hit me that I haven't seen many of you in 2 whole years. That's a long time. A really long time - it's essentially an entire time-skip trope in the manga/anime world!

A lot of things have happened over the last two years - the world is not as it once was. Many of you may have been confined in isolation while other keyworkers may have been working hard to keep the world going.

Finally we stand at the precipice of a new dawn full of vaccinations and talks of 'normality' returning. As we turn the page and move into July, the view of Tokonatsu can finally be seen on the horizon.

There were many factors came together to allow Tokonatsu to run this year. The whims of government guidance and restrictions and spread/containment of the virus are certainly two key factors.

Tokonatsu certainly would not be running if not for the hard work of key individuals behind the scenes putting together policies, risk assessments, reports and other many tedious jobs to satisfy the appropriate governing bodies to allow us to run both safely and legally.

From the person writing this post to those that I know have worked so hard without expectation of thanks or praise, thank you all so very much!

Even now, all information in this post are subject to changes in goverment guidance and set legal guidelines over the next month. Tokonatsu is officially planning on going ahead but if there are any changes, we will notify you all in due course.

Tokonatsu might not be as "normal" as usual but please consider the current state of the world. As things improve, we most certainly will continue to develop and grow the event. Looking forward for another 10 years!

Luckily, it seems we are all still currently on the correct world line. As a strange individual may have once said, "we're in the endgame now".

We look forward to see you all very soon.

Until then, keep well and stay safe!

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Kurt Schofield

Greetings! I'm Kurt, your local friendly community rep. I like Mountain Dew, Haruhi Suzumiya, Potatoes and Final Fantasy XIV. I'm here to help! (Badge Name: Terajin or Shuartzu)