UK News

COVID-19: Mass pilot rallies to be supported by government-backed compensation scheme | Ents & Arts News

Large-scale event pilot projects that test the viability of mass gatherings will be supported by a government-backed compensation scheme.

Up to £ 300,000 will be made available to organizers should an event be canceled.

It comes after a minister has already said that such a system could end up “pulling the carpet” of major events.

To come up COVID-19[female[feminine the drivers include the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium and a screening at the Luna Outdoor Cinema in Liverpool.

The Circus Nightclub in Liverpool will also host an event for 3,000 people.

A government spokesperson said: “This compensation policy is limited to the events research program only.

“It is fair to give the organizers some reassurance, given the risk they are taking in helping research to inform the reopening of the economy.

“We are aware of the broader concerns about obtaining compensation for live events and are exploring what additional support we can provide.”

Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee (DCMS) Chairman Julian Knight said on Wednesday that the announcement of the program was a “clear admission that there was a serious market failure” in event insurance.

He told the Let Live Thrive: Crisis Event online event that organizers of all mass gatherings should be able to access a similar program.

Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker

He added: “We have to make sure that we don’t stop arguing for this because at some point I hope the dam breaks and we get him across the line, but that basically has to be a constant effort because without frankly we are not going to attend the big festivals and events live not only this year but in the years to come because we would have wasted our infrastructure. “

The Hot Water Comedy Club of Liverpool has already withdrawn from trial of events, after saying the government did not specify whether it would involve the so-called COVID-19 vaccine …

More information about this article Read More
This notice was published: 2021-04-15 11:10:00