Christopher Barrett

NTIA calls for Welsh Parliament revote on Covid passport implementation

After yesterday’s 28 to 27 vote by the Welsh parliament in favour of the introduction of a Covid Pass to enter nightclubs and live events venues, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) Wales Commission said it was outraged a Tory member in Senedd, who was set to vote against the move, was denied a vote by the Speaker due to a technical error. The Labour-led Welsh government has suggested the...

UK Government outlines details of its live events reinsurance scheme

The UK Government has published an outline of the scheme rules for its Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, which was announced on 4 August. The £750m scheme offers cost indemnification if an event has to be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to Covid-19. It will run to 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring next year. Cover will...

Scotland to lift most Covid-related restrictions but limits remain on events

Following the announcement by Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon that most Covid-related restrictions would be lifted in the country on 9 August, minister for culture, Europe and international development Jenny Gilruth has clarified that operators of outdoor events with capacities of more than 5,000 will still be required to apply for permission to local authorities. Organisers of events indo...

Barcelona pilot show for 5,000 concert-goers hailed a success by organisers

A group of Barcelona’s leading festival and concert promoters collaborated to stage a 5,000-capacity concert on Saturday, 27 March, with a standing audience and no social distancing. Doctor Josep Maria Llibre, who led the experiment, told EW‘s sister publication Access that the test concert by the Spanish band Love of Lesbian at Barcelona’s Saint Jordi Arena (cap. 17,000) was carried out und...