Applicant Information Alert: Coronavirus Update

With COVID-19 developing in many countries around the world, Guinness World Records is aware that there will be concerns and restrictions around large gatherings of people. We began communications several weeks ago with clients and partners looking to attempt a mass participation record, advising them to seek local health and safety advice when deciding whether to go ahead with their attempt.

We are now in the process of extending this communication to all applicants who have an open application for a record attempt.

GWR encourages all applicants to seek local health and safety advice before deciding to go ahead with their attempt and if in any doubt, they should consider postponement or cancellation.

We are mindful that people around the world may be part way through a journey record attempt and suffering travel restrictions or facing quarantine periods. We are allowing these attempts to be paused and encourage people to adhere to local and global health and safety advice, and only continue with their attempt when safe.

During this time we kindly ask any applicants to continue to submit evidence to us only by uploads through their application and refrain from sending anything by post. Postal evidence is not something we usually accept and as many of our offices are closed due to the COVID-19 situation it’s unlikely the packages will be delivered by postal services successfully.