Duncan Parish, the Head of Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has announced that visiting a venue in order to view it for the booking of a future event has been permitted.
“I confirm that I have discussed with Cabinet Office and we have agreed that after 29th March – when the stay at home restriction is lifted – visiting a business event venue for the purpose of viewing the venue for a future booking for a work-based event (even if the venue is otherwise closed) is permitted if this cannot be reasonably done from home,” Parish announced. “Safety guidelines for workplaces should be adhered to. Viewings where there is not a permitted exemption for work purposes or otherwise, should not be taking place in closed venues at this time.”
Further guidance from the DCMS on this subject is expected to be released shortly.