New events guidance just published for local authorities has been published by DCMS which aims to provide more clarity on the underpinning rationale for permitting events at each step. The guidance says that local authorities should “not issue blanket bans” and should look at each event on a case by case basis, taking account of both the risks and mitigations as well as the economic and social benefits that events offer. The guidance also sets out what is and what is not allowed at each step in the roadmap.
Step 1 is largely focussed on childcare and the return to education for children and some university students, care home visits.
Some additional loosening of outdoor gatherings.
This step sees the opening of various facilities, addressing outdoor activities.
This step sees specific measures relating to the return of outdoor performances.
Here we see the possibility of the return of large scale events.
Click here to read the full government guidance:
Pages 25-26: the Four Tests (before each step)
Page 34 (Para 111): Opening outdoor facilities (Step 2)
Page 35: Socio-economic analysis (Step 2)
Page 37 (Para 120 b): Opening outdoor theatres (Step 3)
Page 38: Socio-economic analysis (Step 3)
Page 40 (Para 132): Opening large events, including music festivals (Step 4)
Page 40 (Paras 133-134): Events Research Programme
In Spring, there will be a series of pilots using testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing. The findings – from across different sectors – to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on these events.
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