Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated August 2021

We are pleased to confirm that as of Monday 19th July, outdoor events bookings can be taken once again. 

If you are planning to organise an event or activity in Bolton, please view our activity toolkit, where you will find information to guide you through the process of setting up a covid-safe event or activity.

If you are considering staging an outdoor event please also review the 'Holding Your Event in Bolton' tab for further information, guidance and an overview of event organiser responsibilities. All applicants need to ensure their planning time is in line with the timescales given as a minimum.

Whilst restrictions are lifting, the pandemic is not over and continues to place significant demand on the Council and partner agency resources.  We may not have sufficient capacity to divert resources to events or risk placing additional pressure on key frontline services e.g. Greater Manchester Police, North West Ambulance Service and the wider hospital and health care system.  We strongly advise organisers to add additional planning time prior to their event date as this approach will significantly improve our ability to offer support.

Bolton Council reserves the right to cancel event bookings at any point should Government guidelines change or if local restrictions are implemented.