Covid-19 risk factors to consider as larger events open back up

Covid-19 risk factors to consider as larger events open back up

There’s no denying there’s a palpable feeling of excitement in the air as we see events opening up across the USA, UK, and other parts of the world. After months of lockdown, postponements and cancellations, event organisers and attendees alike are counting down the seconds until they can enjoy the larger gatherings they once took for granted. But, of course, the events industry is reopening its doors with caution – no one wants to be the one contributing to a new serious wave of the virus.

With this in mind, we’ve popped together a list of the latest risk factors to be aware of if you’re moving into larger-event territory soon.

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What’s the likelihood of festivals going ahead this summer?

What’s the likelihood of festivals going ahead this summer?

Festivals form an integral part of the music and arts scene – not to mention the health of the economy – for many countries around the globe. Attracting tourists, generating employment, and providing an expressive place for people to gather and celebrate culture are just some of the benefits to be felt from this treasured industry.

For all these reasons and more, the question on everyone’s lips as we roll into 2021 is whether or not we’re going to see another swathe of Covid-induced cancellations this summer.

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Local Covid restrictions explained: What does the new Covid tier system mean for events in England?

England has been waiting with bated breath to discover what’s going to happen when the current national lockdown ends on 2nd December 2020. Finally, we have some answers – Boris Johnson announced on 24th November that the country will be returning to a three-tiered system of Covid restrictions until next spring.

The new rules have been set out to take us through to March 2021, and are largely the same the pre-November lockdown tier system. But there’ll be some differences – and the Prime Minister has stated that it’s likely more regions will be in the highest tier than before.

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