Changes to event cover with the COVID-19 outbreak

This is a very uncertain time, so we wanted to let you know our position in relation to event first aid and medical cover. COVID-19 has brought about an unprecedented set of circumstances, and Government guidelines on public gatherings and events is constantly changing. St John Ambulance is under extreme pressure to maintain our provision against the challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the associated control measures.
During this national emergency, St John Ambulance is actively supporting the NHS and other Government organisations, seeking to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and most vulnerable people.
As an organisation, our efforts need to be focused on where we are best placed to help. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw our event medical provision until 30 June 2020. This decision will be under continual review in line with Government guidance. 
Given the constant state of flux that we all find ourselves during this outbreak, these circumstances may change. We will, of course, keep this situation under constant review and update you with all relevant information. If you are wishing to plan medical cover for an event after this time, please do still get in touch with us at

Providing first aid cover for your event

As an industry leader in event medical care, we provide fully trained and equipped personnel at more than 20,000 events every year. Our dedicated teams in logistics, event management, and first aid work closely together to deliver first-class care. Our medical plans are industry leading and adhere to nationally-agreed procedures. We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission.

We have experience in successfully delivering first aid, ambulance, and medical cover at events across the country. You can find us at major sporting fixtures, such as Wimbledon, Premier League matches, the London Marathon, and horse racing meets. You can also find us at music festivals, carnivals, exhibitions and expos, air shows, horticultural shows, and county fairs.

Whether it’s a multiple-sited large event over several days or a small local community event, we can help support your event.


Organise first aid cover for your event

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Map of regions

If you're not sure what type of event first aid cover you need, our regional events teams would be happy to discuss your options. 


Counties: Northumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire and Teesside, South and West Yorkshire, Humberside, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire


Phone: 0303 003 0104

London and South

Counties: London, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Isle of Wight


Phone: 0303 003 0104


Counties: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex


Phone: 0303 003 0104


Counties: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Avon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire


Phone: 0303 003 0104

Standard call charges apply.

Events outside of England

Please contact one of our sister charities for event cover outside of England: