COVID Policy

With vaccinations currently being rolled out around the globe, we feel that travel and events will be able to resume in a more normal fashion later this year. We are confident that we have the appropriate policies and procedures in place to allow Gather to be run

We have produced the following guidelines to ensure the safety and health of participants at Gather. These are the minimum recommendations for what can be safely achieved while maintaining the successful feel of Gather. 

Gather will only proceed once we have addressed the following questions:

Based on local and national legislation and guidelines, can we conduct an event?

Can we conduct an event without compromise to the Gather experience?

Will our event have a negative impact on the health and livelihood of the local community?

Will our ‘gatherers’ feel that adequate provision has been put in place to ensure the safety of their health?

The Gather team determined that events should only proceed on the proposed date if the above criteria can be met.

Where possible we will implement the following measures to reduce transmission risk:

Use the welcome briefing to suggest additional measures that should be taken by individuals

Increase hand washing / sanitising facilities and suggest riders bring their own hand sanitiser

Provide additional cleaning equipment etc for Gather staff

Ensure there are additional waste collection facilities and staff on site to reduce litter

Foodstuffs served in individual portions

Gather party to be hosted in an open-air environment allowing for increased social distancing

How we will deal with issues which may prevent an individual from attending a Gather event

There are individual scenarios related to COVID-19 that may affect your ability to attend Gather. This coupled with the likelihood of changing guidance from different regions, and the fact that our participants may travel from countries outside France, means it is impossible for the Gather team to have a rule for every possible situation.

Our overarching COVID-19 strategy is designed to offer a safe event environment, while also allowing us to operate Gather with some certainty. If because of individual circumstances (i.e. not something that affects the entire event) you are unable to take part, you will need to contact us and allow us to work with you to produce a satisfactory resolution.

Below are some answers to common questions you may have:

What happens if there is a local lockdown that prevents me travelling to the event?

If the area/country where you live is put under a local lockdown, we would expect you to follow the guidelines from the relevant authorities. If these guidelines include advice not to travel to another area or country, which therefore prevents you from attending, we will review your case with the intention of transferring your entry to the next Gather event.

What happens if I test positive or I am forced to self-isolate ?

If you test positive for COVID-19, or are forced to self-isolate within 10 days of the start of the event, you will need to email us at with a copy of communications outlining your status. We will review your case with the intention of transferring your entry as a credit to the next Gather event.

What happens to the travel plans that I have booked for an event, if I can’t make it or the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse travel costs. We encourage everyone to take out appropriate travel insurance which includes COVID-19 cover.

What happens if the whole event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

If we are forced to postpone Gather in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will automatically be transferred to the new date.


Refunds are at the discretion of the event organizer and the T&C’s specific to that region. Please contact the event organiser directly, using the contact form on the website.

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