Indoor Live shows and performances set to commence across England in August
Author: Casey Dorney | Friday 17th July 2020
From August 1, venues across England are set to reopen, allowing live shows and performances to commence, providing audiences social distance appropriately and adhere to the guidlines proposed.
The prime minister Boris Johnson announced these new measures today as a development to the gradual softening of lockdown. However, local authorities "will have new powers in their areas", meaning that any increase or outbreak of COVID-19 gives the council permission to personally shut down venues or cancel scheduled events.
These new guidelines are part four of the governments five stage plan to reopen the live entertainment industry. The importance of these new changes are significant because many entertainers and musicians were heavily affected by the UK lockdown and lack of work; therefore this will be a huge relief for many people.
The reopening of venues will be forced to take specific precautions and abide to regulations such as selling limited tickets, placing social distancing markers around and forming structured queues as well as consistent deep cleaning.
With an excessive £1.57 billion rescue package, the music and enterainment industry is set to return to normality after five long awaited months.