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Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting safer capacity in public settings and events

Published: 26 Apr 2021
Last updated: 6 Aug 2021 - see all updates

Guidance on how to support safer capacities within a public setting including the remaining limits on capacities in events.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting safer capacity in public settings and events
Overview

Overview

New elements of this guidance are effective from 9 August 2021 and covers:

This guidance replaces the Physical Distancing Based Capacity in Public Settings Guidance and is designed to support safer opening and operation of premises. It highlights the importance of continued distancing if possible, to help supress the virus however, as of 9 August 2021 physical distancing will not be mandated by regulation. 

It is supplementary to existing sectoral guidance. Premises may want to refer to specific sectoral guidance in the first instance.


First published: 26 Apr 2021 Last updated: 6 Aug 2021 -