Weekly round-up

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Here are some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here’s this week’s key stories:

Performing Arts given the green light to resume outdoors 

Last week, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden announced that from last weekend – 11th July, live performances can take place outside. Open-air gigs, festivals and theatre shows can resume in England, as long as they have “a limited and socially distanced audience”. Find out more at the link above

Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in shops in England

On Monday evening, the Government announced that wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from Friday 24th July.

Top tips for getting back to normal after lockdown

Workplaces are reopening. Social distancing is set to be in place for some time, whatever form that takes. So, when you bring people back, there are a number of things you should bear in mind. At the link above, you will find a useful infographic from the MIA’s trusted Business Support Helpline partner, Croner.

Music Retail during COVID-19: MIA Live Event – watch it back!

The MIA presented a live, question time style event with a panel of relevant experts. This virtual event was a forum for discussion about the experiences had so far by retailers, and experts answered the key questions that have come up during the first few weeks of trading. You can now watch this back at the link above.

Working From Home: Health & Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the UK government advises businesses to let employees work from home. The result is small, medium, and large businesses have since enforced mandatory homeworking procedures. For the first time in the UK’s history, remote working is now widespread. Home-working poses health & safety risks, and you must take these seriously. As an employer, you still have the same responsibilities and duty of care towards your workforce. This guide written by the MIA’s trusted Business Support Helpline partner, Croner, explains how you can go about ensuring their safety.