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    Default UK to allow large business events with 4,000 capacity in December

    U.K. Prime minister Boris Johnson said that business events will be allowed to continue in "Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas" when the nation emerges from national lockdown on 2 December.

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    Addressing inconsistencies, which to date has seen business events restricted to 30 while theatre performances have been able to far exceed such a cap, the prime minister said that change was on the way.

    Speaking to the House of Commons via videolink, 23 November, the prime minister said: “In Tiers one and two, spectator sports and business events will be able to resume indoors and outside with capacity limits and social distancing, providing more consistency with performances in theatres and concert halls.”

    As a result of the Winter Plan, large events, including business events, elite sport events and live performances may run at the following capacities: At Tier 1 these will be 50% capacity or 4,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors, whichever is lower and at Tier 2 these will be 50% capacity or 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors, whichever is lower.

    Events will not be permitted to run in Tier 3 areas.

    The prime minister also outlined plans for quicker mass testing, which is hoped will pave the way for those testing negative to return to some semblance of normality.

    Venues hosting business meetings and other such events will need to follow the Meeting Industry Association’s Government-approved guidance, while larger events will need to comply to the AEO, AEV, and ESSA’s All Secure Standard.
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    Interesting to see where this goes, similar to the tests being run on football matches this week in tier 1 & 2 areas.

    Effective communication through a mask may be the biggest challenge with conferences, particularly if talking to someone who isn't a native speaker. It's amazing how much is misheard/misunderstood when talking through a mask - clearly the eyes do an incredible job of supplementing what we hear without us knowing it. The amount of times that I have to repeat myself/talk slowly when in a shop with a mask on brings it into perspective - either that or I mumble

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    When a Tier can change every 14 days I can not see how any business would commit to attending an event that is more than 2 weeks in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwalker View Post
    When a Tier can change every 14 days I can not see how any business would commit to attending an event that is more than 2 weeks in the future.
    Good point yes, needs a step-change in stability all round before these things can seriously be considered.

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    Every couple of days Boris wants to change direction, restrictions etc. We all would like to be out of these times but it will take much more than a couple of weeks or days to say we are out of the woods. With the way the UK government are changing so things so fast it is hard to determine what are the rules.

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    Yes, the Uk is keep changing the rules, and I will be more than interested to see where this would go. But still, they started vaccination first in Europe, if I'm not wrong. Maybe this would change things for the better...

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