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Coronavirus: Guidance for planning an event in Horsham District

Last updated: 19 July 2021

As of 19 July 2021 England has entered Step 4 of the roadmap. This means all capacity limits at sporting, entertainment, or business events will be lifted.

Find the latest guidance for businesses and venues using the following links:

GOV.UK: Guidance for businesses and venues

Coronavirus: How to stay safe and help prevent the spread

COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021

In addition to all of the above, regardless of what step the UK may be in, it should be noted that local outbreaks will still be managed quickly and effectively to combat dangerous variants and this could include some form of localised lockdown and restrictions to any event within the geographic area of the outbreak.

Where a formal event plan is required, we will require receipt of this a minimum of two clear calendar months in advance of the events proposed date.  Please submit your event plan to: tony.skelding@horsham.gov.uk and the Safety Advisory Group can consider the content and provide a provisional response subject to it being allowed in line with the guidance.

Please also ensure that as part of your event planning process that you have a robust cancellation policy (and appropriate insurances if required) as things can change quite quickly so all eventualities will need to have been considered.

Whilst we are issuing this guidance now in an attempt to facilitate future events, Horsham District Council reserve the right make changes, cancel events or restrict the use of Council owned land in line with any changes to future national Government advice.