Large Group Exemption Application
In accordance with the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport may grant exemptions permitting a group of more than 20 persons to assemble, subject to any conditions imposed by the Minister to ensure COVID-19 public health measures and protocols are implemented.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases there will be strict criteria applied in considering applications for exemptions. Indoor events will not be approved until further notice, and the need for a large gathering will be assessed with increased scrutiny. Event organizers are encouraged to defer events and follow public health regulations.
Applications for a Large Group Exemption must be submitted through this online form. The process is guided by the Large Group Exemption Process and Guidance.
Applicants should submit applications 30 working days (6 weeks) before an event. Processing time can be 15 working days (3 weeks) from receipt of all required documents. Complex events (multi-event, multi-date) will take longer to process. A site visit may be required. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Do not state ‘not applicable’ or ‘N/A’ for any field. All fields apply to all events and all questions must be answered.
Emergency applications are only considered for funerals, wakes and union meetings. These will be processed in 5 working days from receipt of all required documents, and must meet all criteria and public health measures.
Please provide all information as incomplete applications cannot be processed. The online application must be completed in one session and takes at least 30 minutes to complete or more. Before you begin your application make sure you have all the information required including:
- A site map as described below
- The signed Facility Operator letter confirming knowledge of the Covid-19 Public Health protocols and agreement to comply with those requirements
For queries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 294-9146
Commercial boats do not need an exemption but are limited to the number of passengers specified in the licence issued under the Marine Board (Island Boats) Regulations 1965, provided appropriate physical distancing is maintained an public health guidance is followed at all times.
Applications for Trusted Establishment status have additional specific guidance and requirements. Please follow these Guidance Notes and upload the required Capacity Chart fully completed.