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Happy New Year! 2020 is upon us and that means that you have a brand spanking new allocation of TENs (Temporary Event Notices) to play with (15 TENs covering no more than 21 days).

We’ve produced a list of some key dates for your diary, but it’s also worth reminding oneself about some of the rules and regulations around TENs generally.

There are two types of TEN – a TEN (sometimes referred to as a Standard TEN) and a Late TEN.

A TEN can be given at any time, but must be given at least 10 clear working days before the event in question. For those unfamiliar with the term “clear working days” it means that you discount the day you submit the TEN and the day of the event.

A Late TEN must be given at least 5 clear working days before the event in question (and no more than 9  clear days before the event otherwise it’s just a TEN).

A TEN or Late TEN can last for up to 7 days (168 hours) and the capacity of the area covered by the TEN is 499 including staff.

A couple of things to watch out for:

  1. If you gave a TEN for NYE (after 00:00) then you will have used some of your allotted allocation for 2020 (15 TENs covering 21 days)
  2. “Days” in TEN-terms are complicated. A TEN starting at 8pm and finishing at 2 in the morning counts as one TEN, but two of your allotted 21 days. Bear this in mind.
  3. Despite being designed to be “light touch” and “easy” TENs can and frequently are very complicated. The form itself runs to 13 pages including notes. If in any doubt about what you’re doing get in touch and we’d be delighted to help!

Without further ado, here’s the dates for your diary for the first 6 months of the year. We’ll make sure you’re kept up to date throughout the year.

Event Date Last date to give a TEN Last date to give a Late TEN
January 2020
None – January is just… well, January is just horrible. Best just to get it over and done with
February 2020
NFL Superbowl (American Football) 2 February 2020 17 January 2020 24 January 2020
Valentine’s Day 14 February 2020 30 January 2020 6 February 2020
Wilder v Fury II (Boxing) 22 February 2020 7 February 2020 14 February 2020
March 2020
St. David’s Day 1 March 2020 14 February 2020 21 February 2020
The Cheltenham Festival (Horse Racing) 10 March 2020 (first day of festival) 24 February 2020 2 March 2020
St. Patrick’s Day 17 March 2020 2 March 2020 9 March 2020
April 2020
Good Friday 10 April 2020 26 March 2020 2 April 2020
Easter Monday 13 April 2020 27 March 2020 3 April 2020
May 2020
Early Spring Bank Holiday 8 May 2020 23 April 2020 30 April 2020
FA Cup Final (Football) 23 May 2020 8 May 2020 15 May 2020
Late Spring Bank Holiday 25 May 2020 8 May 2020 15 May 2020
UEFA Champions League Final (Football) 30 May 2020 15 May 2020 22 May 2020
June 2020
UEFA Euro 2020 (Football) 12 June 2020 (first day of tournament) 28 May 2020 4 June 2020
Royal Ascot (Horse Racing) 16 June 2020 (first day of meeting) 1 June 2020 8 June 2020