The Government has today announced that indoor performances can restart in August, with social distancing measures.
At a press conference today, Boris Johnson said:”The timetable I am about to set out is conditional. It is contingent on all of us staying alert and continued success on controlling the virus.”
“From 1 August, we will restart live indoor performances to a live audience subject to the success of pilots, and we will pilot larger gatherings, with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn…From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadia and to allow conferences and other business events to recommence. These changes have to be made in a covid-secure way subject to pilots”.
The Prime Minister also revealed further plans for the easing of social distancing measures and said: “We hope that by November at the earliest, if we continue to make progress, then it may conceivably be possible to move away from social distancing measures, the one metre rule. that is entirely conditional on our ability to keep the virus under control.”
Pilots are running at a number of venues including The London Palladium (pictured).