G7 Media

Media FAQs

Accreditation Process

Media accreditation opened on 24th November and will close 7th December 2021. Media seeking accreditation for the G7 Summit should access our accreditation portal at https://media.g7presidency.uk. This includes the information and documentation required.

Media will be required to provide evidence of the following documentation as part of the accreditation application process confirming the person's identity and media association:

  • An authorisation letter from a recognised media organisation on letterhead, signed by the Commissioning Editor and dated (PDF format).
  • Valid press pass (JPEG format). The following criteria will be accepted; staff pass, NUJ pass, UK Press Pass or other official equivalent press pass.
  • Photo ID: A copy of an official valid photo ID in the form of a passport, driving licence, national identity card (JPEG format).
  • A passport style photograph in strict accordance with the following guidance (JPEG format). Photo submissions that do not conform to the requirements may be rejected and could result in accreditation delays.

Uploading information to the portal does not automatically mean a successful accreditation. Media will be informed if their application has been accepted after the closing date.

For any technical queries please contact the accreditation team on g7presidency@glasgows.co.uk or call the accreditation helpline on +44 (0) 1772 767771

We will consider these on a case by case basis. If media are unable to meet this deadline, we cannot guarantee that the request will be processed in time for the event.

Media can accredit individually or a whole team can be accredited under one account. We would advise that larger teams may wish to create one account so there is a single point of contact. We will assume when a single person registers a team that the correct consent and authorisation has been given for each individual’s information to be shared, including the upload of required documentation.

Where possible, please upload a letter from your organisation or the company you are working for. If you do not have this, please provide a supporting letter, stating which outlets you have been commissioned by to cover the event, or which outlet you will be reporting to, and provide examples of where your past reporting has been used.

If your application is successful, access to the venue(s) and the media moments you will attend will be determined by your accreditation pass. Further details on facilities that will be provided with your accreditation will be available in due course.

In order to achieve a COVID-secure environment for media, there will be fewer accredited media spaces available than has been the case for previous events. We will ensure a fair representation of different outlets to cover this event in-person and will provide virtual output accessible to those unable to attend.

In order to guarantee a COVID-secure environment for media, there will be fewer accredited media spaces available than has been the case for previous G7 Summits. We will work to ensure a fair representation of different outlets to cover the Summit in-person, and provide virtual output to those unable to attend.

An email will be sent with details on the outcome of your submission. This will be after the closing date on the 3rd December 2021.

Further details about accreditation pass collection will be provided ahead of the event.

No. Only accredited media will be able to access the event venue(s). Media representatives must pre-register to enter the venue(s). Accreditation requests are made online, by 3rd December 2021. Individuals without accreditation will not be permitted access.


The data collected for this event will be solely for the purpose of security. It will not be shared with any other party and will be subject to the provisions of UK Data Protection legislation. Further details on data privacy can be found here.

Data received will be used to ensure there is a good cross section of international, national and local media.

Information will be stored on a secure portal operated on behalf of the UK Government by Glasgows, who will follow all UK Data Protection legislation.


In order to achieve a COVID-secure environment for media, there will be fewer accredited media spaces available than has been the case for previous events. The health and safety of all attendees at the event venues is paramount.

All media must familiarise themselves with and comply with the current COVID-19 regulations and guidance in place in the UK. The latest guidance is published on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. This guidance is updated regularly and should be checked frequently. We will be implementing a range of COVID-secure measures and will have a comprehensive COVID-19 testing protocol in place for the duration of the Summit. We will be providing daily testing for all members of staff and the media. Further details will be available when the Media Admin Notes are issued.

International media must follow all border requirements in place at the time of the Summit and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departing for the UK. Details of the testing and documentation required are published on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

We request that all media comply with these protocols and other COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep the Summit COVID-19 secure. We reserve the right to amend the guidance for the Summit in light of the local and international COVID-19 context.

Can’t find the answer to your question, please use the contact list below:

For accreditation technical support: g7presidency@glasgows.co.uk
For general media enquiries: g7fdmm.enquiries@fcdo.gov.uk
Website: g7uk.org