G7 Media

Media FAQs

Accreditation Process

Media accreditation opened on 1 April and will close 22 April. 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 and dated (PDF format).
  • Valid press pass (JPEG format) The following criteria will be accepted; staff pass, NUJ pass, UK Press Pass or other national equivalent press pass.
  • Photo ID: A copy of 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 deadline 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. We cannot guarantee that any requests that come in after the accreditation has closed can be considered. If media cannot meet this deadline, we will not be able to guarantee that their request will be processed in time for the Summit.

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 that when a single person applies for a team of colleagues that the correct consent and authorisation has been provided for each individual’s information to be provided, including the upload 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 will be commissioned by to cover the Summit, or will be reporting to, and providing examples of where your past reporting has been used.

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

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 ensure a fair representation of different outlets to cover the Summit in-person and provide virtual output accessible to those unable to attend.

Absolutely. We will ensure a fair representation of local, UK-national and international media.

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.

Communication will be issued by email to provide details on the outcome of your submission. This will be after the deadline date on Thursday 22 April.

Further details about accreditation pass collection will be provided in due course.

No. Only accredited media will be able to access the International Media Centre. Media representatives need to request accreditation before seeking to enter the International Media Centre. Accreditation requests are made online, by the deadline of Thursday 22 April. Individuals without accreditation will not be permitted.

Further details about accommodation will be provided in due course.


The data collected for the G7 Summit will be solely for the purpose of security and will not be shared with any other party and will be subject to the provisions of UK Data Protection legislation.

Due to COVID restrictions, the numbers of media will be smaller than for previous G7 Summits. The data 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 HMG by Glasgows, who will follow all UK Data Protection legislation.


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. The health and safety of all attendees at the International Media Centre and Summit 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 media logistics enquiries contact: MajorEvents.MediaOperations@fcdo.gov.uk
For other media enquiries contact the G7 Presidency Taskforce Communications team: g7media@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Website: g7uk.org