Licensing - Major Events

Events - Covid Secure

When people attend events it is often to socialise. This can lead to attendees engaging in more risky behaviours. They might also take less notice of the rules around social distancing or contravene government guidance.

This behaviour is foreseeable. It must be anticipated by event organisers. You must put in place control measures to reduce these risks.

The measures might be over and above your normal trading procedures, but the prevention of a second spike in virus cases is of essential.

The COVID-19 Secure Event guidance provides information on how to organise and manage an event.

Christmas related events and activities

From 2 December 2020 some activities and events that can take place again depend on which tier an area of the UK is in.

The Guidance for the Christmas period includes information and guidance on events, including:

  • carol singing (indoor and outdoor settings)
  • Christmas markets
  • Christmas lighting ceremonies
  • Santa-related activities.