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UK: Hires during COVID-19 Pandemic

*Updated 27/07/2021*


It is important to us that both party goers and those who operate party kits are kept as safe as possible and so we have decided to provide guidance on hiring party kits during this unusual time. This guidance is reviewed regularly and updated inline with current government advice.


Please note that gathering rules do differ across the UK and islands so please see the relevant section below before proceeding with a hire. (In Australia? Australian guidelines)


All party kits are operated independently and as such it is at the discretion of the party kit owner as to whether or not their kit is available for hire. We fully support those who have decide not to hire out their party kit during this global pandemic.


We have not updated our map to show who is currently lending so please contact your local party kit for more information. We have provided access to relevant health and safety training for all party kit owners.

  • Party kit hire may take place based on the maximum number permitted to gather in each country - please see the relevant country rules below. We will not lend to illegal gatherings.

  • Please use online payment where possible, such as PayPal or bank transfer.

  • Food and drinks should not be shared between households and please avoid sharing utensils, dishes and cups.

  • Please cancel your booking if you or anyone in your household has a positive test for COVID-19 or has experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days (this includes a cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell) or is required to isolate after confirmed contact with a positive case.

  • Please do not arrange to hire a kit if you are required to quarantine after travelling from aboard.

  • Please be aware that your booking may be cancelled if the party kit owner or a member of their household develop any symptoms of COVID-19, have a confirmed case or the local gathering restrictions change.

Where we use the term 'household' below, this could mean a support bubble, linked or extended household or similar as allowed by the rules of that specific country.

England

Gatherings are currently unrestricted both indoors and outdoors in England, although outdoor gatherings are encouraged where possible.

Full guidelines for England

Scotland

Scotland has now moved to alert level 0. This means that:

  • up to 8 people from 4 households may gather inside

  • up to 15 people from 15 households may gather outdoors

Children under 12 do not count towards the total number of people meeting.

Full guidelines for Scotland

Wales

Wales has now moved to alert level 1. This means that:

  • up to 6 people from 6 households may gather inside

  • there are no restrictions on gatherings outdoors

Children under 11 and carers do not count towards the total number of people meeting.

Full guidelines for Wales

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland the following gathering rules are in place:

  • up to 6 people from 2 households may gather inside

  • up to 15 people from 15 households may gather outdoors

Children aged 12 and under do not count towards the total number of people meeting.

Full guidelines for Northern Ireland

Jersey

In Jersey the following gathering rules are in place:

  • up to 20 people may gather inside

  • up to 20 people may gather outdoors

Children aged 4 and under do not count towards the total number of people meeting.

Full guidelines for Jersey, and specific information on gatherings and events in Jersey

Guernsey

There are currently no restrictions on gatherings.

Full guidelines for Guernsey

Isle of Man

There are currently no restrictions on gatherings, but social distancing should be maintained where possible.

Full guidelines for IOM

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Eco-friendly parties

Party kits are an easy, convenient and often cheaper way of accessing reusable tableware and decorations for a party. 

Make your next party a little more eco-friendly and hire a party kit.