Event planning

Event planning

EMAS would like to support and advise event organisers on providing a safe and enjoyable event.

If you've ever been to a rock concert, football or rugby match, or to watch motorbike or horse racing in the East Midlands then you may have come across our Events team. They provide paramedic cover and expertise at an ever-increasing number of public events.

The Events team work closely with our Resilience team who support our local authority partners in matters of public safety at events to ensure the right level of medical and first aid provision is available for the event.

To obtain a quote for the cost of emergency medical event cover, or to discuss your requirements, please contact the relevant person below.

We are often invited to attend and talk to schools and community groups about the ambulance service, calling 999 and to teach first aid. Make a request.

East Midlands Events Medical Cover quotes


Advice - Resilience team





Lincolnshire (including north and north east Lincolnshire)


For Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland


Guidance for event organisers

The following guidance is for event organisers to assist them in the provision of adequate first aid and medical cover for events following best practice and statutory guidance. 

Useful guides on the minimum and safe levels of cover dependant on the event type:           

  • The Purple Guide      
  • Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds 5th Edition (Department for Culture, Media and Sports)    
  • A Good Practice Guide For The Provision Of First Aid & Medical Services At UK Athletics Licensed Road Races (United Kingdom Athletics, Road Race Medical Services)

In planning for events the event organiser is expected to undertake a risk assessment that considers the medical requirements and decide on the level of cover required after consulting the above guides. The event organiser will need to ensure that a competent medical provider is appointed to provide medical cover and a number of checks should be made for the organisers to be assured that the medical provider is capable of delivering the service.