Public Safety at Events

COVID-19 and events: Many event organisers will be looking towards planning for summer events in the hope that government restrictions will be relaxed to allow some form of public events to be held later in the year. There is no way we can predict what we may be able to do and when any relaxation may occur. As with any event, planning must be done well in advance. If you are making such plans, please include reference to the Covid secure actions you plan to take. This is very difficult without any direct guidance to consider at the moment, however we will endeavour to advise where we can. Event organisers must ensure they build flexibility in to plans, in both the date and also additional Covid actions that may be required as the landscape is likely to change quickly.

Milton Keynes is a modern, forward looking city which prides itself on the many fantastic and exciting events provided for MK Citizens and visitors. Ensuring that these events are well organised and safe is a vital element for enjoyment and success. 

The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) can be an invaluable source of advice and guidance, providing event managers a single point of contact for the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, and various council departments such as Environmental Health and Licensing.

If you are holding a public event you should consider whether you need to inform the SAG. Please download the SAG Guidance Document (PPTX, 1.2MB) and refer to the Presentation Slides (PDF, 677KB) to determine if you would benefit from SAG advice.

You can notify the SAG of your event using the SAG online notification form. Simply follow the link and work your way through the form, completing the sections that apply to your planned event.  SAG online notification form 


Last Updated: 9 February 2021