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What does our One-Off Event Insurance protect?

Our One-Off Event Insurance is designed to offer comprehensive protection to individuals and organisations who are either organising a single event or attending one as a stallholder. We include Public Liability for One-Off Events which will protect you if a third party makes a claim against you for causing physical injury or damage to their property.

Additional cover options for our One-Off Event Insurance include Employers’ Liability and Equipment Cover, plus Event Cancellation if you are organising an event. You can tailor your short term event insurance UK policy to meet your requirements. 

We can provide cover to those who organise a wide range of events from fetes and parties to community fun days, with a maximum event duration of 5 days. Our Stallholder Insurance on the other hand will protect you for up to 4 consecutive days at one event. Should you organise or attend more than one event each year, you might find our Multi-Event policy more suitable.

To get an instant quote for one-off event public liability insurance and immediate protection simply complete our straightforward online quote form. Alternatively, feel free to give one of our UK based sales team a call on 01494 887909.

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Why choose Protectivity for one-off event insurance?

25+ Years Experience

We have been providing insurance for over 25 years and are passionate about providing complete, tailored cover to meet your needs. Our highly experienced UK call team are also on hand to help you if required.

Trusted Claims Handlers

Should you need to make a claim our skilled UK based claims team will ensure you are dealt with in the most sympathetic, efficient and professional way possible. 

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With our bespoke quick quote system, we aim to give you a price to cover your event instantly. On the rare occasion that this is not possible, we endeavour to provide you with one within two working hours.

Outstanding customer support

Our UK based sales team are on hand to provide you with the support you need. We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding service. Read our independent reviews.

What does One-Off Event Insurance cover?

There are four broad sections of our one-off event insurance policy, providing you with cover in varying ways, whether you are organising an event or taking part in one as a stallholder. 

Public Liability for One-Off Events

We can provide either £1m, £2m, £5m or £10m worth of Public Liability insurance for short term events. This will protect you should a member of the public suffer an injury or cause accidental damage to a third-party’s property and blame you as the event organiser for the incident. Our Public Liability cover will meet the needs of your venue or local authority.

Employers' Liability

If you have any helpers, volunteers or employees at your event (unless they’re sub-contractors with their own Public Liability), you must take out Employers’ Liability. Up to £10 Million Employers’ Liability can be added to your policy at a small additional cost.

Equipment Cover

Our short term Event Insurance policy provides you with cover against accidental damage, loss or theft of equipment owned by you, or for which you are legally liable for (e.g. leased out or hired), whilst at, or in transit to, the event. 

Event Cancellation

If you are hosting a one off event, having cancellation cover can protect you should you need to cancel or reschedule your event. Please note that this applies to policies bought no later than 14 days prior to the event. Be aware there are some exclusions on this policy.

 I was really pleased with how my claim was settled. It gave me great confidence that Protectivity covers me when the worst happens. 

Experienced claims handlers


However well you set up your event, accidents do happen. And when things go pear-shaped we’re committed to dealing with it in the best manner for you. The vast majority of our customers who have unfortunately had to claim have been delighted with the manner in which we handled their situation.

Why do I need one-off event insurance?

Whether you are planning a one-off event or attending one as a stall holder, our one-off event insurance provides cover in the event of an incident. The policy will provide cover of public liability insurance in the event of a third party member getting injured or their property damaged. Additionally, the one-off event insurance can be tailored to your event to include equipment cover and cancellation protection.


What types of events do we offer one-day public liability insurance for?

  • Our short term Event Insurance offers cover for a wide range of one-off events such as:
  • Fundraising events
  • Charity days
  • Local Community events/fairs
  • Conferences
  • Parties

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will One-Off Event Insurance cover me for hiring out a venue?

A. Yes, our One-Off Event Insurance is suitable if you have been asked to purchase public liability insurance by the owners of a venue or local authority. Public Liability considers claims for third party property damage, so the venue you have hired for your event, as long as it’s not your property, can be considered as third-party property.

Q. Will I need Employers’ Liability Insurance? 

A. If you have any volunteers or paid staff at your event then you will need Employers’ Liability as a legal requirement. We would expect all sub-contractors to have their own insurance. 

Q. Is there a limit to how long my event can go on for?

A. If you are the event organiser then we can provide cover for events lasting up to 30 days in duration. If you will be attending as a stallholder, we can provide protection for a single event that lasts up to 14 days. 

Q. My event takes place next week, can you still cover it?

A. Yes* we can offer cover for an event even in the week it is happening.

*Please note that for any events taking place within fourteen days, there will be no Cancellation Cover. 

Q. What is included under ‘Event Equipment Cover’?

A. This benefit provides cover for the items owned, hired or leased to you and used for the sole purpose of the event.

Covering accidental damage, loss and theft the policy provides up to £2,500 worth of cover as standard, with up to £50,000 available. Equipment covered under this policy includes marquees, tents, staging, machinery, generators and other ancillary items such as merchandise and lighting.

Q. Are there any activity types that you are not able to cover?

A. Yes we have a list of ‘Hazardous Activities‘ that we are unable to cover on this policy.

If there will be any third parties exhibiting or trading at your event who will be engaging in any of these events, they must have their own Public Liability insurance in place.

Q. Can you protect against non-appearance?

A. No, unfortunately our policy is unable to cover for non-appearance of a key person(s) that leads to the event having to be rescheduled or cancelled all together.

Further information on our policy

If you have any other questions regarding our One-Off Event Insurance policy, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

More information on what we can cover on this policy can be found on our FAQs page.