Guidance for people wishing to hold events in Gateshead during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are experiencing a fast moving and unpredictable rise in COVID-19 infection in our communities at this time. This makes it difficult to provide any certainty about whether it is safe to hold any form of event.
We have prepared the following guidance for people who wish to hold events in Gateshead during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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 Event plan [887.96KB] and your Covid 19 Risk Assessment. [32.18KB].
- 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:
- Highways (road closure guidance)
- Licensing (temporary event notice)
- Health and safety issues
- Registering for business opportunities with the council (catering, entertainment and more)
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
For further information about holding your event in Gateshead, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.