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At the heart of English folk

Insurance

Individual Members and Affiliated Groups are covered, with certain exceptions, within the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Public Liability Insurance. 

All members’ enquiries about Public Liability Insurance should be directed to Bryan James: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01942 603196

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

 

Common Q&As

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?

A: Yes! 

 

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?

A: Yes, contact Bryan James: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telephone 01942 603196