The current government regulations relating to live performances are outlined in the document opposite, and includes the following paragraph in it’s introduction.
The government developed a five-stage roadmap to bring our performing arts back safely. These five stages of the phased return to performing arts are as follows:
Stage One – Rehearsal and training (no audiences)
Stage Two – Performances for broadcast and recording purposes
Stage Three – Performances outdoors with an audience and pilots for indoor performances with a limited socially-distanced audience
Stage Four – Performances allowed indoors and outdoors (but with a limited socially-distanced audience indoors)
Stage Five – Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (with a fuller audience indoors)
On the date of publication we are at Stages One and Two of this roadmap.
From the 11th July, we will move to Stage Three.
As of 15 August we are now at Stage Four of the roadmap.
In the introduction it is stated: “from 14 September non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time. If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.”