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Useful resources to help with health and safety at events

View the latest guidance on Coronavirus for organisers of Scottish events.

The HSE has a dedicated section on their website to help event organisers run events safely. This is a world-class resource with step-by-step guides, downloadable documents like the purple and green guides and links through to relevant external bodies and organisations.

The Purple Guide is an event safety guide which has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events.

The Green Guide is specific to safety at sporting events and managing crowds safely. It also provides information on ground management, technical specialists and all relevant authorities.

When it comes to staying safe in and around Scotland’s waters, Water Safety Scotland has a useful guidance leaflet available to download and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution provides helpful advice and tips across a range of water-related pursuits.


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