The following chapters have recently been updated:

The Events Industry Forum has published official guidance to help employers, employees, volunteers and the self-employed, and their customers and attendees, in the outdoor event industry in England understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as many people as possible socially distanced from outside of their household or support bubble, in line with the latest government regulations.

The guidance has been drawn up with input from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is available from the Events Industry Forum website.

All current chapters are up to date.

If you wish to pass comment to the Working Group responsible for compiling the chapters, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting the appropriate chapter and paragraph.

Following protracted negotiations with the industry, the Health & Safety Executive has been told it has to enforce the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 in the event industry. However, those who have robust risk management systems in place may not be affected too much, they say. To explain, the HSE has issued the following guidance:

The redrafting of The Purple Guide has involved many people from across the event industry, local and national government. We would like to acknowledge the following who have made a major contribution to its development