If you're planning an outdoor event in Wirral, the Wirral Event Safety Advisory Group (WESAG) can help you plan your event safely. Anyone who is holding an outdoor, public event is required to notify us.  

Event planning and COVID safety

As we all plan for a slow and safe return to normality, we are keen to support individuals or organisations planning on staging a safe event in Wirral. But we need your help to do that.

Before submitting an event, all safety and security risks need to be considered – and this includes Covid-safe measures. What are you going to do as the event organiser to help prevent the transmission of the virus and keep your staff and attendees safe?

As advised by health and industry experts, new policies and procedures need to be adopted by you to minimise physical contact and maximise the health and well-being of everyone involved.

We are urging organisers to let us know your plans as early as possible. This means they can then be reviewed by the relevant local authority teams, along with the emergency services, and advice can be given accordingly.

If you do not give adequate notice, the Safety Advisory Groups may not be in a position to review the plans thoroughly, and your event will not officially be regarded as a ‘safe event’.

If you would like to talk to someone for advice before you submit your application contact events@wirral.gov.uk

Complete the notification of event form so that we can provide you with the appropriate advice and guidance.

Notification of event form

The essential guide provides further information on planning an event and your responsibilities.

Wirral Event Safety Advisory Group (WESAG)

WESAG is made up of a number of agencies including:

  • Wirral Council Licensing
  • Parks and Countryside
  • Environmental Health
  • Highways
  • Health Safety and Resilience
  • Merseyside Police
  • Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
  • North West Ambulance Service

Other things you might need to consider

Further information