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Coronavirus and Events

All applications for events on DDC land will each be considered on merit, in line with government guidance, as to whether the event is able to go ahead.  All documentation must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event.  Please ensure that along with the completion of the event notification form, the updated event management plan and risk assessment is also submitted to ensure you are in line with all COVID-19 guidance.  

For events on non DDC land it is at the discretion of the event organiser in line with government advice including hand washing facilities and provision of hand sanitiser etc.   However, we do advise that all event organisers go through the events process to ensure they have access to advice from the various organisations of the Events Safety Advisory Group on public health, safety and welfare.  All event documentation would need to be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event.  Please ensure that an updated copy of your risk assessment is submitted to events@dover.gov.uk to show you are in line with all COVID-19 guidance.

For further guidance on how to hold an event safely as restrictions ease, see advice on Kent.gov.uk website.



Our step by step events package is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Our event notification form has now been updated. On the 'About the Event' section, add the venue postcode/use the 'add pin' option to let us know where the event is being held.

1.  Tell us about your Event »

2.  Make a Plan »

3.  Assess the Risks »

Event Planning Toolkit

Organising an event can be hard work, and a top tip is to start early! Try to give yourself a six to twelve month start, and make sure that you get in touch with your local authority and any other relevant organisations as soon as you can. Full introduction.

Planning your event

How to run successful and safe event that everyone can enjoy

Risk assessments

Identifying and dealing with potential hazards

Hiring Council land

Contact us if you want to use DDC land for your event


A suggested timeline to help you plan your event

A-Z of event planning

Everything you need to know about running an event

What's on

Our White Cliffs Country website hosts our Events listing

Updates by email

Register for email updates from the event planning team