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TRADE ORGS DEMAND BAN CLARITY  
3/17/20

 

British trade organisations have called for clarity from the British Government over rules on mass gatherings during the coronavirus epidemic after Prime Minister Boris Johnson stopped short of issuing an outright ban. Insurers could avoid paying out on losses is there is no ban.

UK Music Acting CEO Tom Kiehl said “the Prime Minister’s latest advice on mass gatherings has resulted in huge uncertainty and confusion over what exactly it will mean for the music industry. We need urgent clarity from Government about what exactly these new changes will mean.”

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) CEO Paul Reed said, “The Prime Minister’s announcement amounts to a ban on live events and while we understand the measures taken, we also urge the Government to classify it as such.

"The lack of such clarification creates widespread confusion and greatly harms promoters' efforts to weather this unprecedented storm.”

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