London, Aug 6 (EFE) .- Music festivals in the United Kingdom will be protected by special government insurance in case they are forced to cancel events due to covid-19, British authorities reported this Friday.
This insurance plan will be available from next month and has a budget of 750 million pounds (870 million euros) to cover the costs of cancellations.
England lifted the latest restrictions due to the coronavirus on July 19, so there are no longer limits on the number of attendees who can attend these types of events, many of them organized outdoors in summer.
This sector had requested aid from the Government after several were canceled this season.
Conservative MP Julian Knight, who chairs the House of Commons Committee on Culture, told the media that while this plan “comes too late for some (shows) this summer, it provides the confidence that the industry needs from time to plan and invest in future events. ”
However, the Association of Independent Festivals reported that it wants to work with the Government to ensure that this plan also provides support in case events are forced to reduce capacity if there is a reintroduction of social distance or if artists are They are forced to quarantine after catching the coronavirus.