Boris Johnson covid announcement – End of work from home, facemasks & vaccine passports revealed

Theatre industry says end of Plan B measures ‘a confidence boost’

The Society of London Theatre (Solt) and UK Theatre have welcomed the Government’s decision to end Plan B coronavirus measures as a “confidence boost” for the sector.

Workers can return to offices and face masks can soon be removed under plans set out by Boris Johnson on Wednesday.

The relaxing of rules also means theatres, nightclubs and other venues will no longer require a Covid pass for entry.

Outgoing chief executive of the sister bodies, Julian Bird, said: “The relaxing of Plan B measures, particularly the end of mandatory home working, should provide a confidence boost to the theatre industry after several weeks of turbulence and uncertainty.

“Throughout the pandemic, theatres UK-wide have worked tirelessly to offer world-class entertainment and audiences can be assured that venues using the See It Safely mark, developed by Solt and UK Theatre, are operating in accordance with the latest Government guidelines.

“As restrictions ease, we continue to ask theatregoers to wear face coverings throughout our buildings unless exempt, to protect our hardworking staff, performers and fellow audience members.”

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