Billboard Magazine reports:
Audiences who adhere to social distancing can return to indoor theaters, music and performance venues beginning Aug. 1, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday. The policy represents the fourth phase in the country’s five-stage reopening plan for live events.
In the lead up to the August start date, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will conduct pilots of performances with socially-distanced audiences — including the London Symphony Orchestra at St. Luke’s London — using the findings there to inform final guidance for venues.
The guidance is applicable only to venues in England; in Scotland, Wales and Northern Island, reopening measures are dictated by national administrations.