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Scottish Government Publish New Guidance for Venues and Performing Arts

The guidance is intended to assist the performing arts and venues sector in Scotland on safe re-opening during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published: 25 August 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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“The MU have fed into this guidance, alongside fellow creative unions and industry stakeholders.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

Following the announcement from the Scottish government that some outdoor live events in Scotland will be able to return with physical distancing, enhanced hygiene measures and restricted numbers from Monday 24 August – the Scottish government has now released further information to help with a safe re-opening.

Read the guidance on the Scottish government's website.

MU Regional Organiser for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Caroline Sewell, commented:

“The Scottish government have published their sectoral guidance for Performing Arts and Venues. The MU have fed into this guidance, alongside fellow creative unions and industry stakeholders.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Government as the situation and guidance develops.”

Find out more about the Scottish Government’s plan for the performing arts, including a new fund for grassroots venues.

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