Events - Infection Control

People often attend events to socialise. This can lead to engaging in more risky behaviour. They might also take less notice of relevant Government guidance that may be in place at the time. This behaviour can be predicted and anticipated by event organisers. With this in mind, it is strongly advisable for event organisers to consider putting control measures in place to reduce risks. It will help to prevent any further spikes in the virus from taking place.

For information on how to organise and manage an event, view our COVID-19 Secure Event guidance (PDF, 156KB) 

Event organisers must have in place a detailed COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Event Management Plan. The risk assessment will include information about the proposed activities and the measures that will be in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Review and complete the Risk Assessment Checklist (PDF, 511KB, 4 pages)  before submitting your application.

Refer to the latest Government guidance on Organising Outdoor Events.

Additional guidance

The Association of Event Organisers have published a list of measures. These can be used in conjunction with event risk assessments. From small scale events with minimum requirements to those which are more complex.

Event Industry Forum guidance on outdoor events:

Risk assessment templates suitable for smaller events are available at:

´╗┐´╗┐Risk assessment templates suitable for larger, more complex are available at: