Category: Covid-19

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.

11 May 2021

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New: MDY Covid Secure Reopening Guidance

Two members of York Museums Trust’s Visitor Experience team have been working with MDY to produce this document to advise your museum on reopening in a Covid secure way.

22 April 2021

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Covid 19 Updates 12 April – Step 2 of the Roadmap, Testing, and Office Work

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 […]

12 April 2021

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Covid 19 Updates 10th March – Budget 2021 and New Guidance on Ventilation of Indoor Spaces

A number of measures affecting museums were announced this week as part of the new 2021 budget.

10 March 2021

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New Ticketing Guide from Digital Culture Network and Arts Council England

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.

1 March 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 24th February 2021

Roadmap out of Lockdown

The Prime Minister has presented the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a four step approach.

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Covid 19 Updates – 26 January 2021

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.

26 January 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 13th January 2021

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.

13 January 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – Guided Tours

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.

8 December 2020

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Covid 19 Updates – 1st December 2020

Local Restriction Tiers in Yorkshire

The local restriction tiers were announced on 26 November. You can check which areas are in which tiers on the Government’s website. 

1 December 2020

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