Coronavirus guidance for the reopening of cultural performances and events sector

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published guidance for cultural performances and events to help them reopen and continue to operate safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The move beyond Level 0 will allow venues to operate with few legal restrictions. Theatres, concert halls, music venues, cinemas, comedy clubs, museums and galleries and other cultural venues can for the most part open fully with no capacity restrictions.

However, it is recommended that those parts of the culture sector where people gather in large numbers should continue to use precautionary measures to protect staff, performers and audiences.

This guidance offers advice to businesses and individuals in this sector on recommended mitigations to reduce the risk of virus spread.

Topics include:

  • the current situation in Scotland
  • face coverings
  • event capacity
  • Test and Protect
  • food and drink service
  • ventilation
  • cleaning and hygiene
  • self-isolation
  • vaccination
  • further precautionary measures
  • long-term recovery

This information should be used alongside the general guidance on safer workplaces.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

All businesses and individuals in the culture and events industry in Scotland, including theatres, concert halls, music venues, cinemas, comedy clubs, museums and galleries and other venues.

How long does this take?

It will take around 15 minutes to read the guidance.

Important information

Even though fewer legal restrictions are in force, it is important that increased safety and hygiene measures continue to be applied.


Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website to read the full guidance.

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