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Organising Events

This page was last updated on 30 December 2021.

From Wednesday 1 December 2021, the mandatory use of face coverings came into effect. Read more: Face Coverings | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (

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Advice from the Civil Contingencies Authority and the Director of Public Health

The Civil Contingencies Authority and the Director of Public Health are advising Islanders to limit the numbers of people they interact with socially where possible, as a further way of slowing the spread of COVID-19, and especially to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. Read more:

There are no restrictions on organising events, but we encourage you to think about situations that pose the most risk of transmission of COVID-19. This includes considering the World Health Organisations '3 C's' in relation to:

  • Crowded Spaces
  • Close-Contact Settings
  • Confined and Enclosed Spaces

It’s really important you stay at home if you are unwell to protect your community.


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Please consider your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others before you attend events and gathering,

  • Stay at home if you have symptoms or are unwell
  • Negative LFT before attending
  • Use of face coverings is strongly recommended – even outdoors when no physical distancing is possible
  • wear a face covering in appropriate circumstances
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  • Respect peoples’ personal space

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Guidance for organising events from Public Health

Organisers of events/gatherings may want to consider completing your own risk assessment to mitigate against any COVID-19 related risks. Measures that organisers may want to consider include:

  • keep a list of contacts - know who is attending your gathering
  • Use as larger a space as possible to maximise the possibilities for physical distancing
  • Negative LFT before attending
  • Use of masks strongly recommended – even outdoors when no physical distancing is possible
  • Ensuring the indoor space is well ventilated
  • Ensuring handwashing facilities/hand sanitiser are readily available
  • Do not attend if you have symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Encouraging people to respect each other's space
  • Vulnerable islanders to consider their own risk
  • Regular cleaning of rest room facilities


Public Health recommend that all of these matters are amongst those that you take into account when you decide whether to hold your event or not.

The decision whether or not to hold your event is yours and yours alone. Public Health can only give guidance and will not make a specific decision for you.

Public Health (and the States of Guernsey) accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by the arrangement and subsequent cancellation of any event whether as a result of any guidance given or otherwise.


Contact Tracing

Guidance for organiser of an event where a positive case was present OR employers of a positive case is available at: I am a contact of a case | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (

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