Safety guidelines for planning an event in the UK during the COVID-19 period

We know it can be difficult to keep up with all the COVID-19 related regulations, especially when it comes to what kinds of events can take place and how many guests are allowed. To help you better understand, we have prepared a summary to update you on the most current safety rules that apply to venues. Keep in mind that even though most venues will follow such guidelines, we would still recommend reaching out to the venue you intend to book to find out in detail how their capacity has changed.

United Kingdom

Updated: 24 September 2020

General venue operation and event hosting guidelines

  • Groups may be larger than 6 for business events, weddings, organised sports, and support groups, among others (See here)
  • All other gatherings are limited to 6 people
  • Venues may operate at a reduced capacity based on the 1-metre social distance rule
  • Venues may host larger gatherings if they are following COVID-19 secure guidelines

Business events

  • Up to 30 people, including any venue or organiser staff in the same room


  • Up to 15 attendees from different households allowed

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