A Covid Nightlife Guide has been published online.
The brainchild of Morgan Deane, managing partner of 508 Events and founder of Lasher Louis Productions, 'A Light in the Night, Reopening & Operating Nightlife Venues in the Time of Covid-19' is a guide for small nightlife venues reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is available for free to support the industry.
The UK government has set up a taskforce to aid in the recovery of the culture sector in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Responses to a new survey by the Night Time Industries Association indicate that many UK clubs, bars and music venues are wary of reopening while social distancing measures will be required.
130 UK businesses responded to the survey, answering questions surrounding the challenges they have faced while under lockdown, and concerns about reopening with social distancing measures as lockdown is eased.
Members of the Event Safety Alliance have released a 29-page guide for reopening music venues in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Steven Adelman and Jacob Worek from the ESA coordinated with over 400 music industry professionals to compile the guide, which outlines the possible health risks that will come with reopening venues and holding events post lockdown, and potential solutions to them.
A petition urging the UK government to close venues during the COVID-19 outbreak has been launched.
Lawmakers in Liverpool have voted to protect the city's music venues.
The council in the city have adopted a new policy - the "Agent of Change" principle - that will protect established clubs and concert halls in the instance where occupants of new residential developments complain about noise levels.
Arts Council England has set aside a £1.5 million for independent live music venues, clubs and promoters.
Known as The Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund, successful applicants will be given between £1000 and £40,000 to go towards their work. The fund will support individual projects for three years, and its specific focus is on those working within the grassroots sector. Arts Council England describes grassroots venues and promoters as "those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues".
A new 1,500-capacity venue called Dock X is set to open soon in East London.
Situated in the heart of Surrey Quays, the 3,000 sqm venue will be operated by London-based events company Venue Lab, who also run nearby Printworks.
They describe the venue as "a brand-new standalone, multi-use venue," and add that the space has "ceiling heights of seven metres and large windows overlooking the waters of Surrey Quays." It will be used as a multi-purpose space hosting a range of events.