Clarification on restrictions for amateur performing arts groups
Department for Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that non-professional performing arts activities can still go ahead within Covid-19 Secure venues and adhering to groups of six.
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do has been updated with the section 3.18 relating to non-professional
In a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, 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.
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