COVID Resources - Safety

World Health Organization Recognizes Importance of Mass Gatherings

The WHO has put together checklists for event organizers to help identify and mitigate risk in light of Covid. These include:

- Generic Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist
- Q&A: Mass gatherings and COVID-19
- Sports addendum risk assessment and mitigation checklist
- Religious addendum risk assessment and mitigation checklist
- Practical considerations for religious leaders and faith-based communities
- Considerations for mass gatherings in the context of COVID-19
- The checklists are available on their website and the paper on key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak can be found by: Clicking Here

The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide – NEW May 12, 2020

The Reopening Guide was developed by the Event Safety Alliance to address health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. Since there is still insufficient testing, no contact tracing, and no vaccine against COVID-19, this guidance is particularly detailed.

The first edition is tailored to be especially useful for event professionals reopening the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks, since in every municipal reopening plan these will be allowed to reopen first.

Event Safety Alliance Canada

ESAC is a member of the Event Safety Alliance. Its mission is to:

- provide high-quality health and safety learning opportunities to Canadian arts, entertainment and live event communities.
- share expertise, solutions and reasonable practices based on Canadian needs and legislation.
- with the goal of helping events prevent injuries and incidents, and protect both people and events.

The alliance is working on guidelines for the industry, which should be available later this month. Details on the alliance can be found at