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Defining Outdoor Events

This guidance is intended to cover all types of organised event that take place in the open air or within a temporary structure that is well ventilated (see later in guidance).  Some outdoor events may also make use of fixed structures, such as cattle sheds at agricultural shows.  Outdoor events include but are not limited to:

  • Air Shows
  • Agricultural Shows (including town and country shows)
  • Carnivals, Fun fairs, fetes, steam rallies and Community Fairs
  • Car boot sales
  • Circuses
  • Display and Performing Arts including Street Art Events
  • Firework Displays
  • Flower Shows and Gardening Events
  • Historical re-enactment events
  • Literature Fairs / festivals
  • Pet and Animal Shows
  • Some music concerts (see below)
  • Outdoor theatres and performing arts

Where permitted, some forms of smaller events, such as jazz and classical concerts, may be able to adapt to this guidance and manage social distancing. 

Separate guidance for festivals and concerts has been produced by the industry and is available on the Purple Guide website at https://www.thepurpleguide.co.uk/

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