To try and make your Pride weekend go as smoothly as possible, here are a few key things to get sorted before you arrive.
General Festival Safety:
- Stay hydrated (you may bring in empty refillable water bottles)
- Wear sunscreen
- Look after your friends
- If you need to seek medical support for any reason at a Pride event visit the St John’s medical tent as soon as possible they are there to help.
- Report any hate crimes you witness to Sussex 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 in Preston Park and at the Pride Village Party. A steward will be able to direct you or assist you in getting to them.
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 are, help 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.
Brighton Station Health Centre
A walk-in centre is located minutes away from Brighton Railway Station on Queens Road. Anyone can visit Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment, and there is no need to be a registered patient. Open 8am-8pm every day (or call 0333 321 0946 for a call with a clinician).
A quiet space for anyone who is feeling distressed, intoxicated, injured, has lost friends, needs to charge a phone or is unable to get home and needs support or medical help.
Open Friday and Saturday 10.30pm-5am, St Paul’s Church, West Street BN1 2RQ (or call 07979104406 during opening hours).
A confidential phoneline offering 24/7 support to anyone experiencing distress. Call 116 123.
Find out more
If you need drugs and/or alcohol support:
If you need sexual health & HIV support or advice:
The parade has returned to its tradition route for 2022. Starting on Hove Lawns it will progress east along the sea front, turn left up West Street then right down North Street. on reaching Old Steine the parade takes a left turn and heads up to Preston Park via Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place and London Road. More info here.
The Pride Box Office and Welcome Centre on Victoria Gardens is your one-stop-shop for all things Pride. Opening times and more here
We advise that We Are Fabuloso and Pride Village Party (PVP) tickets are purchased in advance to avoid queues as both events are likely to sell out in advance.
We Are Fabuloso Festival: Tickets holders go directly to the gate indicated on your eticket at Preston Park. If you have a PVP bolt on eticket you may also exchange this at the gate on Preston Park. You cannot exchange your park wristbands at the box office.
Gates open 12.00. We advise arriving early to avoid the queues and suggest 6pm latest for finale show.
Pride Village Party: Etickets must be exchanged at the Box office on Victoria Gardens.
Download and print your eticket before you arrive. Bring ID in the name of the lead booker/credit card that was used. Read more here
South Coast rail provider Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has confirmed plans for enhanced Saturday train services to help visitors to the city get home from Brighton and a rainbow queue system at Brighton station over the weekend. Please ensure purchase your train ticket in advance. Please keep on your Pride wristband so Pride team can monitor Pride traffic. Read more here.
Direct buses to from Preston park to London plus a network of pick up locations across the South & selected Cities to transport Pride visitors safely to and from Pride 2019. Read more here
The affordable fun way to stay in the City over Pride. Spaces must be booked in advance.
Brighton Pride are committed to improving our environmental impact and are working with a sustainability expert to help us with a three year plan. We are focusing our energies on the areas we have control over – Preston Park and the Pride Village Party – as well as working with the venues in the Pride Village Party footprint to try and reduce plastic and carbon emissions.
So, what are we doing?
PRIDE CITY ANGELS
City Angels is an initiative to promote a closer working partnership between Brighton & Hove Pride with local retailers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. Read more here
Click HERE for a full list if our T&C’s