Coronavirus Update: Outdoor Gigs ALLOWED

From 11th July 2020, stage 3 of the goverments 'Roadmap' will take effect meaning outdoor performances will be allowed to take place with social distancing measures.

The change comes as a relief and welcome step for many artists and bands as there was very little financial help in the sector.

Venues will still need to take precautions to protect from Covid-19 which will include:

  • A reduction in venue capacity and limited ticket sales to ensure social distancing can be maintained

  • All tickets must be purchased online and venues are encouraged to move towards e-ticketing for help with track and trace

  • Venues should have clearly communicated social distancing marking in place in areas where queues form and adopt a limited entry approach *. Increased deep cleaning of auditoriums

  • Performances should be scheduled to allow sufficient time to undertake deep cleaning before the next audience arrives

  • Singing and the playing of brass and wind instruments in groups or in front of an audience is limited to professionals only (No Karoake's, Open Mic's)

  • Performers, conductors, musicians must observe social distancing wherever possible

The announcement of the lifting of performance restrictions comes just a week after pubs, cafe's and restaurants were allowed to reopen in England.