Where is Drive in Church?
The Northern Echo Darlington Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington.
What are the dates and times?
Sunday mornings 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th July from 11am to 11.45am. Gates will be open
from 10.30am. We would encourage you to arrive in plenty of time.
Who is organising Drive in Church?
One Voice Darlington a new network of local churches is endorsing Drive in Church.
Darlington Baptist Church are legally responsible.
What do I need to bring?
In order to minimise contact, we recommend either bringing a smart-phone or tablet with
an internet connection or if this is impossible printing song lyrics from the One Voice
Darlington Facebook Page prior to attending.
Can I leave my car?
Can I bring children?
Yes. Children will be given a craft pack on entry and will be engaged in some of the service.
How will I hear the service?
You can expect quality sound from our live stage with a sound system
Do I leave my car running / lights on / heat on?
All vehicle engines and lights must be switched off during the service
What if I arrive late?
Late arrivals may be refused entry. Please aim to arrive between 10.30-10.50am.
What happens if I need help during the service?
Event stewards will be located across the car park who will help you if you require
assistance. Attract their attention by showing your hazard lights.
What if I need to leave during the service?
Vehicles must remain stationary in the car park until the service has ended and stewards
have given drivers the signal to start engines and exit. If, however there is an emergency
please put your hazard lights on and a member of security will help you.
What kind of vehicle can I bring, and how many people?
Vehicles NOT permitted – oversized vehicles (over 2m in height), motorbikes, mopeds,
coaches, buses (including minibuses), RVs, limousines, commercial vehicles such as vans,
light goods vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and vehicles with trailers.
• Standard passenger vehicles only
• Party size will not exceed the number of legal seats in the vehicle
• Maximum vehicle occupancy of 7 people
• It is recommended that you only travel with people from your household in line with
• Larger passenger vehicles such as 4x4s may be placed at a car park towards the back
to avoid blocking the views of others
• At the end of the service we ask that attendees refrain from starting their engines
until instructed by the stewards who will direct customer to the exits
• Once parked up and in position, cars may not leave the car park until the service has
concluded and on instruction from the stewards
All cars will be spaced at least 2m apart and the event is COVID-19 compliant.
Do I need a ticket?
Yes, we have a limited number of safe spaces (266) and they will be allocated on a first
come first served basis from event brite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drive-in-church-northern-echo-arena-darlington-tickets-111522252058?fbclid=IwAR3n0gUWZ-VSH20QynYnUG8RyF-cwLs6ar4ssM2n-2DPaktD5mAG5R7G0uY
How do you ensure our safety?
All events are designed to comply with government official social distancing guidelines.
• Cars are parked up at the car park with an empty space either side
• Distance is provided between your car and the cars around you
• The only time you can leave your designated area is to use the toilet facility in an
WARNING: It is imperative that attendees follow the social distancing guidance at all times.
Stewards will be monitoring all attendees to ensure the code isn’t breeched. Attendees
who breach the code may be subject to further action by the stewards.
Are toilet facilities available? Where are they?
Toilets are available in an emergency situation only for those with disability or for young
• Toilets are cleaned regularly
• Toilet facilities will be managed to maintain social distancing
• A steward will guide attendees to and from the toilets maintaining a social distance
of no less than two metres in both directions
• If you need the toilet as an emergency please use your hazard lights to attract a
We strongly recommend using your facilities at home first before coming to the event.
What do I do if my battery goes flat?
Please wait until all other vehicles have left the car park and a steward will come and assist
Important welfare information & Covid-19
Covid–19, often referred to as coronavirus, is an infectious disease that can result in serious
and potentially fatal illness. There is a risk of the transmission of Covid–19 in any
environment where people come together. This risk increases in enclosed spaces and with
increased numbers of people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised that the
elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are more vulnerable. Further
information can be found on the WHO’s website: https://www.who.int/healthtopics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1
Whilst Drive in Church will be adopting enhanced safety measures to help attendees stay
safe, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. Upon attending an event, you assume all risk
associated with Covid-19. You will also be expected to:
abide by all government guidance aimed at preventing the transmission of the virus and
follow all directions provided by Drive in Church and its Event staff and stewards.
You must not attend an event if you believe that you may have been infected by Covid-19.
Failure to comply with these measures shall entitle us to remove you from the event.
Please contact One Voice Darlington email@example.com for more information
on the safeguards being implemented.
All events are all subject to the latest Government guidance rules to manage the
transmission of Covid-19. All entrants and staff are expected to adhere to the guidance.
The following individuals MUST NOT ATTEND the event;
Any individual displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 (New persistent cough, High
temperature, Loss of taste or smell)
Any individual who is self-isolating either due to displaying symptoms as above for 7 days, or
any member of their household who is self-isolating for 14 days.
Any individual who has been instructed by the relevant contact tracing authority to isolate.
We ADVISE the following individuals NOT TO ATTEND the event;
Any individual who has been informed that they are extremely clinically vulnerable and that
they should be shielding.
Individuals who live in the same household as an individual who is extremely clinically
I have another question that isn’t answered here, who do I contact?
For event queries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org