Individual Members and Affiliated Groups are covered, with certain exceptions, within the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Public Liability Insurance.
Guidance Notes (PDF) valid from 1 January 2020
Guidance Notes (PDF) valid until 31 December 2019
Insurance Certificate (‘To whom it may concern’) from 1 January 2020
Q: Am I covered when my workshop for 20 people is part of a bigger festival/event which has an attendance of considerably over 500?
A: Yes, the 500 limit applies to the people who are actively attending your own activities.
Q: You say that we are covered for ‘any folk activity’, but what are these?
A: The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s aims are to promote folk music, dance and song. This includes, for example, solo or ensemble music performance, for entertainment or enlightenment; social or display dancing; dance calling; solo or ensemble singing; or educational work concerning any of these activities. But this is not an exhaustive list.
Q: Does the folk activity have to be English?
A: No, your traditional or folk activities can originate from anywhere around the world.
Q: We are a folk band and we charge a fee for our services. Are we covered?
A: Yes! As long as you never have an audience of more than 500 people, meaning that your band is not fully commercial.
Q: I am a folk caller/educator/musician/etc and I charge a fee. Am I covered now?
A: Yes! As long as you never have an audience of more than 500 people.
Q: We distribute ‘bring and share’ food. Am I covered?
Q: Is the full documentation or policy schedule available?
A: Yes, you can download it from this page, efdss.org/insurance
Q: What if I have read the guidance and am still unsure – can I speak to someone?