Lucy Thraves


Outdoor performances with socially distanced audience permitted from 11 July

2:07, 10th July 2020

In further relaxation of the UK’s lockdown rules, performing arts organisations are permitted to host outdoor performances with a socially distanced audience from 11 July.¬†

For detailed guidance on holding such performances, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts.

While welcoming the news, the ISM’s chief executive Deborah Annetts said: ‘There is still no date for a return to indoor live performances, either with restricted or full audiences.

‘This uncertainty hangs over many thousands of musicians whose income is overwhelmingly dependent on performing, and whose lives have ground to a complete halt as a result of Covid-19.

‘This is precisely why the government must extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme until the end of the year, so musicians and music sector professionals remain supported while they are unable to work regularly.’



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