By EB, 01 September 2021
Let’s start with the good news
Currently, the four nations of the UK are working towards their own roadmaps out of lockdown, which are based on data, rather than set dates.
In England, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. However, guidance emphasises personal judgement and responsibility. When it comes to events, all venues are open and no longer have to implement capacity limits or social distancing measures. Plus, the previously announced plans for vaccine passports for access into nightclubs and large events has been scrapped. Such venues are still encouraged to ask attendees for proof of vaccination, a negative test result, or recent immunity.
In Scotland, there are no social distancing measures or restrictions on gatherings in the majority of settings. All venues across the country, including nightclubs, are also open again.
Wales is at alert level zero. There are now no legal restrictions on the number of people who can meet indoors and all premises, including nightclubs, are open again.
In Northern Ireland, venues like theatres have reopened and conferences and exhibitions have returned. People must still wear a face covering at all indoor venues and customer details are required for the Test, Trace, Protect contact tracing programme.