The Government has identified 5 levels in the roadmap. We are currently at level 2 and for the Arts this means the following;

Indoor events
With 2 metre social distance and sanitisation arrangements – 50 people plus performers and staffing

Larger venues – With 2 metre social distance, sanitisation arrangements, multiple exits and a one way system – 100 people

These rules apply to hotels and other venues for indoor live performance events. 

Outdoor events
With 2 metre social distance and sanitisation arrangements – up to 100 people

Larger venues such as stadia with a capacity of 5,000, with 2 metre social distance and sanitisation arrangements.

If we move to level 1;
With 2 metre social distance and sanitisation arrangements all indoor events will be up to 100 patrons and 200 patrons in larger venues and outdoor will move to 200 everywhere and up to 500 in large 5,000 capacity stadia. 2 metre social distance and sanitisation arrangements will still apply.

It is now clarified that artists can continue to claim the PUP payment up until the end of the year. If they need to sign off for a job they can re-access their PUP claim again.

Also now clarified – The PUP does allow some limited scope for a self-employed person to engage in once-off or emergency work and still retain eligibility for this payment. In this instance once-off or emergency work would mean occasional, irregular, infrequent, or isolated events, where there is a clear divergence from previous employment patterns. Where the work undertaken is of a regular nature or generates significant income the pandemic unemployment payment would no longer be payable.