The reopening of culture and heritage destinations and venues can only be possible within the current COVID-19 regulations.
The Welsh Government has set out guidance for organisations and individuals in Wales who manage culture and heritage destinations and venues that are open to the public.
The UK Cinema Association has been working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the British Film Institute, the Screen Sector Task Force, the Independent Cinema Office ac Bectu, Public Health England (PHE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the devolved nations to develop guidance for keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19.
- To find out more about the UKCA’s cinema safeguarding campaign read The Bigger Picture’s article: UK Cinema Association launches cinema safeguarding campaign
This article is intended as advice on further safeguarding considerations that independent cinema operators can make in addition to the guidance set out in the UKCA’s Working safely during COVID-19 in Cinemas.
They have identified three core areas of operation to consider when reopening our cinemas: Health & Safety, Economic necessity and Cultural robustness.
With venues reopening and films coming to the market, the Film Audience Network have compiled a document covering the most important questions, opportunities and considerations if you’re thinking of showing films again soon.
Featuring advice on planning, programming, audience and volunteer safety, the guidance will be updated as and when conditions change.
Welsh Government have also released guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community centres:
We are Parable carried out research to explore the confidence of Black audiences upon their return to cinemas.
In June 2020, they administered the survey to almost 1100 nationwide respondents.
The Audience Agency’s Using Evidence To… route-maps are designed to help you navigate your own data and The Audience Agency’s free resources to clear key hurdles for bouncing forwards.
CICAE have a host of useful resources and articles on their website around the theme of reopening.
Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: test, trace, protect. Guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 13 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020.