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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for the performing arts and venues sector

Guidance for the performing arts and venues sector on safe re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for the performing arts and venues sector
Next steps

Next steps

Review and future development

This guidance extends until further notice but will be updated in line with ongoing public health guidance. It sets out both our current advice and guidance for the performing arts and venues sector helping to handle COVID-19, as well as beginning to deliver a route-map towards restarting activities within overarching public health considerations. 

Business support

There has been an unprecedented package of support announced from both the Scottish and UK Governments to support businesses. This support should help many organisations preserve their business, maintain jobs and pay their workers throughout this crisis. Information on this support is available through findbusinesssupport.gov.scot. We urge all businesses to make use of this. In the event of closures for performing arts organisations all available support measures must be utilised to protect the jobs and incomes of the workforce and supply chain.


First published: 10 Nov 2020 Last updated: 23 Jul 2021 -