If you are planning an event in Blackburn with Darwen, please tell us about it so that we can provide guidance where necessary and promote your event on our website.
Blackburn with Darwen looks forward to welcoming a range of diverse events back to the Borough. However this will be undertaken with the COVID-19 secure measures outlined by Government in its 4 Step Roadmap in place. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across sectors, event organisers are reminded that the timeframes set out in the Government Roadmap COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 are indicative and could be amended based on various data and factors. Blackburn with Darwen has the highest cumulative COVID-19 case rate and although the Government has expressed a desire to end restrictions at the same time across the country, the potential for local restrictions still exists. Further information can be found on the Council’s general roadmap guidance.
If restrictions are lifted as per the 4 Step Roadmap, risk assessments will need to outline COVID-19 secure measures alongside the standard health and safety issues. Specifically, organisers should adhere to guidance around reopening businesses, venues and social distancing available on GOV.UK and the HSE website.
Certain events may be subject to additional COVID-19 secure measures. This should be read in conjunction with any relevant links and other appropriate sources of guidance for the industry.
Once a comprehensive risk assessment has been completed for the event it should be submitted to the Event Safety Advisory Group together with the Event Management Plan via BusinessSupport.Place-Resources@blackburn.gov.uk. In order to support the safe reopening of events, we can offer assistance and support and will direct you to the appropriate service.
You can use our online form to register your event and we’ll get in touch with you.