Coronavirus guidance for the events sector

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published guidance to help the events sector in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The events sector is diverse, consisting of a range of small, medium and large businesses, many of which will also provide services for other sectors such as cultural, community, sporting and business activities. This guidance may therefore be read alongside similar Scottish Government guidance prepared specifically for other sectors.

Their checklist for the workplace can be used alongside the events guidance. 

Topics in the events sector guidance include:

  • Staying safe and protecting others
  • Business and physical distancing
  • Risk assessment
  • Operations facilities and cleaning
  • Protecting deliveries, distribution and visitors
  • Workforce training and compliance

Who is this for?

Anyone works in for the events sector, including organisations that deliver, or support the delivery of, planned events in Scotland. 

How long does this take?

It will take about an hour to read the full guidance. It is split into sections for ease of reference.

Important information

All workplaces are different, so it is essential that employers carry out a risk assessment in collaboration with employee or trade union health and safety representatives where possible.

The industry guidance and this overview are provided as guidance only and do not amount to legal advice. Businesses and employers may wish to seek their own advice to ensure compliance with all legal requirements.

The events sector is affected in the following ways but the COVID protection levels guidance: 

Level 0: 

  • Outdoor events permitted
  • Indoor events – seated and ambulatory permitted (restricted numbers)
  • Indoor grouped standing not permitted
  • Stadia – open with restricted numbers

Level 1: 

  • Outdoor events: seated and open space permitted (restricted numbers)
  • Outdoor grouped standing not permitted
  • Small seated indoor events permitted
  • Stadia – open with restricted numbers

Level 2:

  • Events not permitted
  • Drive in events permitted
  • Stadia closed to spectators

Level 3: 

  • Events not permitted
  • Stadia closed to spectators

Level 4:

  • Events not permitted
  • Stadia closed to spectators

Lockdown:

  • Events not permitted
  • Stadia closed to spectators

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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