English government to allow indoor concerts to resume in August
More good news is here for residents of England. The week of July 13, the government ended the COVID-19–related ban on outdoor music events. Now, in moving forward with stage four of the plan to resume music and culture industry events, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden tweeted that starting August 1,
“Socially distanced audiences can return for indoor performances in theatres, music halls and other venues.”
The reopening plan will require all attendees of shows, including staff and performers, to follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Previously announced indoor concerts at iconic venues such as St. Luke’s London will be closely monitored and used as a reference to modify restrictions and safety measures for future events.
Through drive-in raves, socially distanced concerts, and other creative means of delivering meaningful live music experiences, the music industry continues to adapt to the ongoing difficulties presented by COVID-19, as the world slowly begins to ease back into in-person events.
From 1 August socially distanced audiences can return for indoor performances in theatres, music halls and other venues. This builds on pilots with @londonsymphony and others. So pleased to make progress to Stage 4 of our road map for culture. pic.twitter.com/Js7dQUghZ6— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) July 17, 2020
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