The document builds upon planning considerations published last year on the Purple Guide website and is again produced by leading practitioners from the festival industry, who continue to work in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Public Health England (PHE) to determine how music festivals could safely reopen with Covid-19 mitigation measures in place.
The document has been developed by a coalition of industry bodies including the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), the Events Industry Forum (EIF) and Attitude is Everything, working in partnership with leading professionals.
GUIDELINES FOR EVENTS
The interim guidance briefing note was collated and written by Emma Parkinson (Coventry University) and Jennifer Mackley (Mackley Projects and Events Ltd).
As well as providing direction until the conclusions of the ERP, the briefing note has been developed to:
• Consider the primary scenarios and operational issues that may arise when planning and delivering an event during Covid restrictions and beyond;
• Provide an understanding of the risks in operational areas to support a proportionate and measured approach in planning;
• Outline practical, operational steps that may be considered to deliver safe events in accordance with relevant legislation of the day; and
• Support event organisers and multi-agency partners to fully understand the risk of independent activities to wider public health.