#WeMakeEvents is pleased that the Government has published the reports from the Events Research Program (ERP). The results are encouraging and demonstrate that full scale events can take place safely.
In view of this #WeMakeEvents urges the Government to ensure that the live events sector is allowed to re-open on July 19th ‘without significant, restrictive and unnecessary limitations’ in place.
In order to achieve that it is essential that Government sets out in advance, any limitations or mitigation measures that will be required at that time to enable the sector to plan ahead with certainty and return to full operation levels as quickly as possible.
This clarity is critical as currently the public are being misled as they are encouraged to believe ‘Freedom Day’ means everything will revert to normal overnight, but the uncertainty we have faced for so long, and the long lead-time required by many events, combined with the arrival of new variants and rising cases, means this will not be the case.
We urgently need Government to work with us to create a detailed roadmap to reopen the events sector.