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.