IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ – coronavirus / Covid-19

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Information for event ticket holders and organisers. Last updated: 16th March

The Government has issued guidance asking the UK public to avoid all unnecessary social contact for the foreseeable future, in order to protect society’s most vulnerable from viral infection.

Inevitably this will mean that nearly all cultural, educational and business events are no longer viable to run and that you may feel no choice but to cancel or postpone your event.

We understand how frustrating this might be.

We are closely monitoring official guidance from Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and will work with you, as event organisers, as information evolves. The safety and health of all event organisers and attendees is the main priority of Essex 2020 and we will  always implement recommendations and instructions appropriately.


The most up to date information on the coronavirus is available at:

UK Government – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/



IMPORTANT – Please let us know about changes to your event

If you are an event organiser, please do contact us as soon as you can with any updates or to talk through any questions or queries you have. It is important that the information on the Essex 2020 website is current, as we receive thousands of visitors per month looking for information, book tickets and engage with online content.

We will be contacting event organisers with more specific advice on communication tips if you do have to change the details of an event.

There is some good, general, information for event organisers from:

We will also be putting together a suite of suggestions and support for event organisers who would like to reach people digitally, broadcast activities or engage with audiences in different ways. The Essex 2020 mission to celebrate science and creativity in every corner of Essex will be undeterred…


Stay well.

The Essex 2020 team.