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Attendees At Most Outdoor Events Do Not Need To Give Their Contact Details Under The Test And Trace Regulations.

The Department of Health and DCMS have clarified that attendees at most outdoor events do not need to give their contact details under the test and trace regulations.

You don’t need to collect DATA (but it helps if you do)

The Department of Health and DCMS have clarified that attendees at most outdoor events do not need to give their contact details under the test and trace regulations. This has now been clarified in the EIF/DCMS guidance. Many outdoor events are not currently included in the scope of the Collection of Contact Details Regulations, unless taking place at a venue specifically listed in the regulations, and as such are not required to display an official NHS QR code or ask customers and visitors for their contact details. These include, for example, agricultural shows, funfairs, fetes, flower shows, literary fairs, festivals and car boot sales. Event organisers may still wish to support test and trace by asking visitors for their contact details and displaying an official NHS QR code, but they are not required to do so. Any eat-in hospitality venues within these events (even if outdoors) are in scope of the regulations and are required to request that all customers and visitors either scan the official NHS QR code or provide contact details and must refuse entry to anyone that chooses not to do so. Some local authorities have been insisting that the contact details of all those attending events must be taken by the organisers. This statement now clarifies this.

Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 14th May 2021 18:31:00

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