UK Government postpones indoor performances
31 July 2020
The Prime Minister has delayed the return to indoor performances in England due to the increase in rates of COVID-19 infection in hotspots in parts of the UK.
In an address to the nation today, Boris Johnson said “We are postponing changes for at least a fortnight. Indoor performances will not resume, and pilot performances will not take place.
“Our plan to reopen society was conditional and relies on continued progress against the virus. Our assessment is that we should squeeze the break pedal.”
Indoor English performances were scheduled to start in August, with social distancing measures in place, while Scottish venues due to return in October.