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Following the Government announcement that a second lockdown is to be put in place from November 5 to combat Covid-19 EventLambeth is declining all event applications for events between now and the December 2, 2020, and cancelling any existing permissions. All event organisers that previously had permissions for during the current lockdown period will be offered a postponement to a date in the new year. The organisers of any existing applications for events to take place in December will be contacted, and those who wish to postpone will be accommodated. Any plans to hold events in December are undertaken at the risk of the... read more Following the various announcements around COVID-19 guidance and legislation EventLambeth wanted to ensure that we provided updated information for event organisers going forward. There has been a minor operational change in our processes where for ALL new event applications we consult with colleagues in the Public Health team to agree whether an application should be taken forward to stage 2 or declined at stage 1. This is to save the time and money that can be spent in planning the initial stages of an event if there is a clear steer that it cannot be accepted under current guidance. Prior to an event permit being issued the event will be presented back to the Health Protection Board to highlight any local issues or further changes that would impact the event taking place. Further information on the processes for event applications can be found in our Events Policy 2020 – 2025. We are accepting applications at present. Each application will be assessed under current legislation and as above in consultation with Lambeth Public Health. Any application lodged is done so at the applicant’s risk should the application be taken forward through the processes there is the risk that circumstances, legislation or guidance may change meaning that the event cannot take place. If this happens EventLambeth will work with the organiser around identifying other dates to postpone to. Lambeth council is not liable for any costs incurred. There are some applications that will not be considered at the moment – these are ones which have the potential to create a crowd or gathering without management of social distancing, the rule of... read more Current Situation Government announcement from DCMS made on the evening of Thursday 9th July set out a list of detailed objectives and some guidance. Licensing Authorities are asked to “avoid issuing licenses for events that could lead to larger gatherings forming and provide advice to businesses on how to manage events of this type. If appropriate, the Government has powers under schedule 22 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to close venues hosting large gatherings or prohibit certain events (or types of event) from taking place.” Until such time that more detailed event or public gathering specific guidance has come from Government and Public Health England then Lambeth Events team will not be permitting any new events to take place without adhering to the DCMS current guidance. EventLambeth will only consider events which can demonstrate they meet the following requirements. Lambeth Council requirements may change should there be further guidance from the Government and Public Health England. Current Government Guidance Social Distancing must always be maintained Reviewing capacity in our venues and open spaces Reviewing entrance, exits and hygiene facilities Reviewing the health & safety provisions to maintain government guidance Restriction on singing and playing of wind / brass instruments for professionals only Social interactions should be limited to a group of no more than two households (indoors and out) or up to six people from different households (if outdoors). It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes (including gardens and other outdoor spaces). Events in public outdoor spaces that are organised by businesses, charitable or political organisations, and public bodies, provided they take reasonable steps... read more
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