Planning an event

We are continuing to follow UK Government advice around events and activities taking place on our property.

In line with the UK government Coronavirus Response (Spring 2021) announcement we are now at Stage 4 (From 19 July 2021). We're now open to all event applications for events and activities on our waterways.

We however expect all organisers to implement COVID measures at their events in line with the government guidance for Events and Attractions issued on 14 July 2021 (England Only) which can be found here. It is also important that any local authority/regional advice that may be in place at the time of the event in the area the event is due to take place is adhered to.

The nature of our waterways is that some areas, especially around towpaths can be congested and hold particular challenges for holding larger events hence we will look at each application submission independently and assess not only risks to the event attendees but also other waterway users and trust colleagues but also expect larger event organisers to be consulting with the local authority and Police about their event (Both in England and Wales).

We are very aware that the next few months will be challenging for event organisers and we would be happy to talk through any event applications before you submit them. Please call 01788 890789 or 07538 917079 if you would like to talk things through or email events@canalrivertrust.org.uk and clearly mark in the email subject header the name, date, and location of the event.

Welsh Guidelines

From Saturday 17 July there are no longer any restrictions in place on numbers when gathering anywhere outdoors, including for outdoor activities and events. The Welsh government however ask that organisers have a legal duty to undertake a covid specific risk assessment and take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to and spread of coronavirus. The risk assessment must also consider ‘pinch point’ areas, such as, queuing to enter or exit the venue, toilets, food and beverage sales points and consider suitable mitigations, including physical distancing measures in these areas. Further details can be found here which was issued on Welsh government website on 16 July 2021.