Performance Advice - UPDATED 24TH FEB 2021



On Monday 4th January 2021, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown starting from midnight on 5th January. Therefore it has been confirmed that:

"Non-professional activity, such as amateur choirs and orchestra, cannot take place."

Today, ABO have now confirmed that:

Step 3 no earlier than 17 May:

○ Controlled socially distanced indoor events of up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, will be permitted, as will socially distanced outdoor events with a capacity of either 50% or 4,000 people, whichever is lower.

○ Pilots will run as part of the Events Research Programme to examine how such events can take place without the need for social distancing using other mitigations such as testing.

○ Government will lift most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors, but gatherings of more than 30 people outdoors will remain illegal.

○ Indoors, people will be able to meet socially in a group of 6, or with 1 other household, though it may be possible to go further than this at Step 3 depending on the data.

Non-professional activity will be able to resume from this time!

○ Ahead of Step 4, the Government will conduct a review of social distancing and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission. The results of the review will help inform the timing and circumstances under which we may be able to lift social distancing guidance and other measures. Current social distancing measures will remain in place until the outcomes of that review are known.

For the most updated guidance from DCMS regarding rehearsals and performances, you can go directly to their website HERE.

Visit our 'Support During the Pandemic' page to see how you can restart your rehearsals!

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