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Government allows indoor shows

20 August 2020

INDOOR CONCERTS can take place from 15 August under socially distanced conditions, says the Government, which had originally set the date as 1 August.

To stage a live indoor event, organisers must limit audience capacity to ensure social distancing throughout the premises.

Measures involved include making a risk assessment – ideally with the support of the local authority, advance booking in advance and having good ventilation.

Venues with balconies must keep seats by the edge empty to prevent droplets falling on the audience below.

“This isn’t anything like a return to normal for our members,” says John Rostron of the Association of Independent Promoters. “Live music is about being up close and personal, and the finances reflect that.”

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