As we continue to work closely with our colleagues at DCMS, the BVEP and other stakeholders, we are providing some updated guidance for the hotel, meetings and events sector following response to Step 3 of the Roadmap.

  • From 17th May 2021, indoor and outdoor events can take place, but mitigation measures apply, including following COVID-secure and social distancing guidance.
  • Events permitted from Step 3 (which include business events such as conferences and exhibitions, live performances, and sport events) should follow all COVID-secure guidance, adhere to all legal requirements, and take all reasonable action to mitigate risk to public health. An event cannot take place in either Step 2 or Step 3 if it is unlikely that social distancing between groups of attendees can be maintained, or if other COVID-secure requirements cannot be met. This may be the case for events such as music festivals and carnivals.
  • Capacity restrictions apply to both indoor events (1,000 people or 50% of a site or venue’s capacity, whichever is lower) and outdoor events (4,000 people or 50% of a site or venue’s capacity, whichever is lower).

Further guidance can be found in the business meetings and events and other events and attractions, and in the organised events guidance for local authorities.

We will continue to provide further updates to our clients and stakeholders as they become available as we work as closely as possible with our colleagues across Government and key trade and advocacy bodies.