Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020
U.K. Prime Minister recently announced that business events will be allowed to continue in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas when the country emerges from national lockdown on December 2. As of now, business activities have been restricted to 30 individuals but the Prime Minister announced that change was on the way. However, events will not be permitted to run in Tier 3 areas.
Speaking to the House of Commons Prime Minister Johnson shared that in tiers one and two, spectator sports and business events will be able to resume indoors and outside with capacity limits and social distancing, and provide more consistency with performances in theaters and concert halls. He also outlined plans for quicker mass testing that is likely to the way for those testing negative to return to some semblance of normality.
Due to the Winter Plan, large events, including business events, elite sport events and live performances may run at 50% capacity or 4,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors whichever is lower for Tier 1, and 50% capacity or 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors, whichever is lower for Tier 2. All these events will subject to social distancing. Venues hosting business meetings and other such events will need to follow the Meeting Industry Association’s Government-approved guidance, while larger events will need to comply with the AEO, AEV and ESSA’s All Secure Standard.