Coronavirus guidance for the events sector

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What does this involve?

As part of the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, 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.

This guidance came into effect on 20 July 2020 and extends until further notice. It will be reviewed in line with the regular three-weekly review of lockdown requirements. 

Topics 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

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

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?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

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.

Next steps

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

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