UK to reopen indoor concert venues in August

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Indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will restart in England next month, according to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

“From 1 August, we will restart live indoor performances to a live audience subject to the success of pilots, and we will pilot larger gatherings, with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn… From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadia and to allow conferences and other business events to recommence. These changes have to be made in a covid-secure way subject to pilots”, Johnson said in a press conference.

U.K. culture secretary Oliver Dowden said in a statement: “The UK’s performing arts sector is renowned across the world and I am pleased that we are making real progress in getting its doors reopened to the public with social distancing. From August indoor theatres, music venues and performance spaces will safely welcome audiences back across the country.”