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Funfairs in England will no longer be required to Test & Trace from May 13

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(There will be separate announcements for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) –

“In case it is helpful, I wanted to let you know that we have been working with DHSC (The Dept. of Health and Social Care) on getting some additional lines drafted for our guidance – please see below.

DHSC colleagues are working with Local Authorities to communicate this position widely.

We hope this is welcome news!

Best wishes,

The DCMS Tourism Team.

13th May 2021”

  • 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. This applies to the area of the hospitality venue only – it does not change the requirements for the wider event premises.
  • A full list of venues which are in scope of the Regulations and must display an official NHS QR code and request customer, visitor, and staff contact details can be found herehttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace#list-of-settings
  Tourism Team

4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street,

London SW1A 2BQ

@dcms   /dcmsgovuk  www.gov.uk/dcms

And from the Event Industry Forum 13th May 2021:

“After much negotiation we have now got DCMS/DHSC to agree to the statement below about Test & Trace requirements for outdoor events, which we hope will help to clarify the situation better?

We have asked to remove the word ‘Many’ at the beginning but they are insistent that there may be some events within scope.   The statement below will now appear in our guidance and will be added to all their appropriate guidances:

  • Many outdoor events are not currently included in the scope of the Collection of Contact Details Regulations (Test & Trace), 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. This applies to the area of the hospitality venue only – it does not change the requirements for the wider event premises.

A full list of venues which are in scope of the Regulations and must display an official NHS QR code and request customer, visitor, and staff contact details can be found here.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/maintaining-records-of-staff-customers-and-visitors-to-support-nhs-test-and-trace#list-of-settings

Jim Winship,

Secretary

The Events Industry Forum

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