Coronavirus Update – Further easing of restrictions CONFIRMED for 17 May and updated guidance on business events
On 10 May the Prime Minister announced that the Government will go ahead with moving to Step 3 in England from 17 May. This will mean that indoor museums and galleries in England will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures.
Further Easing of Covid Restrictions The Prime Minister has confirmed that Step 2 of the roadmap will proceed after data confirmed the government’s four tests for easing Covid restrictions has been met. For museums, this means that: Outdoor spaces can reopen Groups of six people or two households can gather. Outdoor areas at hospitality venues […]
A number of measures affecting museums were announced this week as part of the new 2021 budget.
Introduction to Ticketing for Museums and Galleries
This guide for museum and galleries looks to break down the key areas to consider when implementing a new ticketing operation and potential tools and
platforms that you can implement to reopen safely.
Closed Business Payments
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.
Grants of up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
One-off top up grants are available to help businesses through to the Spring. The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.
The government has updated its guidance on guided tours at heritage sites
Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 1 provided it is possible to ensure that groups of more than six (or larger if they are from one household/support bubble) do not mingle with each other. Indoor guided tours can go ahead in tier 2 if it is possible to ensure that groups of single households/support bubbles do not mingle on a guided tour. In tier 3 indoor attractions are closed.