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Temporary Event Notices during COVID-19

Our guidance to help you make sure you deliver a safe event 

Working safely guidance

Following the easing of restrictions on 19 July the Government have updated their working safely guidance. The guidance is aimed at indoor and outdoor events of any size, including (although this list is not exhaustive):

  • business events and trade shows
  • sports events
  • performing arts
  • shows, street events and fairs

View GOV.UK’s working safely guidance

Risk assessments

A thorough risk assessment should be in place before any event. This should include how you’re going to follow guidance in relation to COVID-19 measures to ensure that:

  • those involved in the event are safe
  • the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 is reduced

To reduce the potential risk of objections being made by the Police or Environmental Health to your Temporary Event Notice (TEN), we recommend you submit your risk assessment with your TEN application. This will allow us to properly consider the measures you intend to put in place. It may help prevent possible objections which would result in:

  • the event not going ahead under a late TEN
  • a formal hearing being necessary for a standard TEN

Guidance for those organising an event

The following guidance may help you to organise a safe event.

Further information

You can apply for a TEN on our Temporary Event Notice page.