Updated Government Guidance on Business Events in England

By PPA Staff

2 Dec 2020

View full details of government guidance here.

Highlighted points from the guidance regarding business meetings and events include:

  • The government is permitting the measured reopening of business events such as conferences, exhibitions, conventions, and consumer/trade shows in tiers 1 and 2.
  • Events must not contain social networking elements such as receptions, and private dining and banqueting events remain prohibited.
  • Meals and refreshments can be provided at business meetings and events.
  • If delegates are moving to a restaurant area for catering, or are having a working meeting in a restaurant or other hospitality venue, then the COVID-19 guidance for bars, pubs and takeaway services should be followed.
  • Banqueting, private dining and corporate hospitality events should not take place in any venue at any tier level.
  • Sit down meals for large groups should not take place and the individual table should not be part of a larger event.


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