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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Arts and culture

Date

Activity/Event/Facility

Covid-19 Restrictions

Testing to Participate Requirements

26 April

  • Pan-University indoor Performing Arts facilities will open up for face-to-face rehearsals and performances to be livestreamed / recorded (no audiences)
  • College indoor Performing Arts spaces can open up for face-to-face rehearsals and performances to be livestreamed / recorded – for livers-in and livers-out (no audiences)
  • Indoor recording / film studios / spaces can open up – for livers-in and livers-out
  • Indoor arts studios / spaces, for example painting and photography can open up – for livers-in and livers-out
  • A maximum of 30 performers / participants and support crew – subject to local Covid-19 room capacity
  • Performers (and support crew if relevant) should be 2m socially distanced unless an exemption has been granted by the Lateral Flow Device Steering Group – or from the same household. The exemption application form can be found here
  • No audience permitted
  • Evidence of testing twice weekly with each test normally being taken 3/4 days apart
  • Performing Arts groups granted exemptions will be required to undertake a bespoke testing regime which will be determined as part of the applicaton process

26 April

  • Student exhibitions – for example sculpture or painting - can open up outdoors
  • A maximum of 30 people should be present at any one time
  • 2m social distancing required between members of separate households
  • Evidence of testing twice weekly with each test normally being taken 3/4 days apart

17 May

  • Pan-University indoor Performing Arts facilities will open up for live performances and rehearsals with audiences
  • College Performing Arts facilities can also open up for live performances and rehearsals with audiences – for livers-in and livers-out
  • Indoor multi-purpose facilities, including marquees, can host performance events such as music concerts, theatre productions, dance events and fashion shows with audiences of up to 50% normal capacity - rule of six to be applied
  • A maximum of 100 performers and support crew – subject to local Covid-19 room capacity
  • Performers (and support crew if relevant) should be 2m socially distanced unless an exemption has been granted – or from the same household. The exemption application form can be found here
  • Rule of six to be applied
  • 2m social distancing required between each audience group of six
  • Audience capacity will be determined on a case by case basis depending upon the venue
  • Performers: Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first
  • Audience: Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

17 May

  • Student exhibitions – for example sculpture and painting – can open up indoors
  • Maximum group of 6 or 2 households
  • 2m social distancing required between members of separate households
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

17 May

  • Outdoor performance events, including music concerts, theatre productions, dance events and fashions shows can take place with audiences of up to 50% of normal capacity
  • A maximum of 100 performers and support crew
  • Performers (and support crew if relevant) should be socially distanced unless an exemption has been granted – or from the same household. The exemption applicaion form can be found here
  • Groups of up to 30 can come together from multiple households - 2m social distancing between members of separate households should be maintained where practicably possible
  • Social distancing must also be maintained between each group of 30
  • Audience capacity will be determined on a case by case basis depending upon the venue
  • Performers: Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first
  • Audience: Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first

July 19

  • All Performing and Visual Arts activity may be released from Covid-19 social restrictions
  • No Covid-19 restrictions or other controls anticipated
  • Evidence of testing no more than 48 hours in advance of the activity and at least twice weekly - the second test should be taken 3/4 days apart from the first