New government guidance

To confirm our posting last night, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do was updated late yesterday evening.

Section 3.18 seems to confirm the DCMS message of yesterday. 'In a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time. If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.'

We hope that the performing arts guidance will be updated shortly and that it will match this. We will update here and on social media once that is published and ask for any clarity that's needed. We are aware of the Culture Secretary's tweet of yesterday afternoon; the guidance above was published late yesterday evening.

This guidance is for England only. Once we have more info on devolved guidance, we'll publish it on our website and on social media.

Posted: Wed 23rd September 2020

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