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Guidance for people wishing to hold events in Gateshead during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 continues to present a risk to the health and wellbeing of Gateshead residents and visitors, but case numbers are gradually reducing.  Given the importance of social interaction to the wellbeing of local communities and in terms of their economic benefits, we wish to support safe events where possible.

We have therefore updated our guidance for people who wish to hold events in Gateshead during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

More information

For most events we need 12 weeks notice to make sure you meet all statutory requirements.

For any event you plan on holding in Gateshead it is important that you complete the event enquiry form.

Complete event enquiry

Once you have completed the above Event enquiry, we would be pleased to receive your event plan to ensure that your event is run safely.  Please complete and return the Icon for word Event plan [881.54KB]  and your Icon for excel Covid 19 Risk Assessment. [32.18KB].

Events include:

  • Charity fun runs
  • Music and food festivals
  • Fun fairs

We have broad and extensive experience of delivering world-class events across Gateshead.

If you are a corporate partner, community group or a charity we can provide advice and guidance to help you plan your event in Gateshead.

Advice also includes guidance on statutory requirements, such as:

Icon for pdf Advice for event planners [86.44KB] provides guidance on how to achieve a safe event and explains the role of the Safety Advisory Group.

If you have an event idea, or have held a previous event, complete and submit an event enquiry form to start your application.

Documents referred to in the events form

Icon for excel Medical risk assessment matrix [19.24KB]

Icon for pdf Example of a risk assessment [46.73KB]

Icon for word Electrical safety guidance [43.27KB]

Icon for pdf Adverse weather conditions [173.46KB]

Icon for pdf Police guidance and form for lost children. [48.55KB]

For further information about holding your event in Gateshead, you can contact us at

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