Events are Go, Go, GO!
Jul 13, 2021 6:09:26 AM
At last! Yesterday the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of final Covid-19 restrictions in England. From the 19th July all legal restrictions on social contact will be removed, there will no longer be any limits on how many people can meet, and the 1m-plus distancing rule will be removed. Excitingly, this means the full return of all events which is great news for the whole Event industry.
Having announced the route out of lockdown back in February, in June Johnson had delayed the release for 4 weeks due to the Delta/Indian variant prevalent in the UK. Thankfully the government and their scientific advisers have now agreed to continue with the plans and life can finally try to get back to normal!
Since the 17th May various events have been able to run including sports events, outdoor theatres and outdoor cinemas can reopen as well as Indoor hospitality and entertainment venues however numbers and capacities were severely limited by social distance guidelines. All can open unlimited now however nightclubs and other venues with large crowds in close contact “will be encouraged” to use Covid status certification like vaccine passports or negative test results “as a matter of social responsibility”, the prime minister said.
In guidance published after the press conference, the government said it “reserves the right” to make certification mandatory in certain venues if necessary, in the future. Government guidance to work from home where possible will be lifted, but ministers are encouraging a gradual return to the workplace.
Today’s announcement mean this restrictions lifted, events can start again and we can finally start to get back to normal.
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