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20 Jul 12:06pm

Theatres accuse UK government of breaking Covid-19 insurance promise

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Amid widespread cancellations of performances, theatre unions and trade bodies say ‘a vital industry’ has been let down Theatre unions and trade bodies claim the UK government has “let down a vital industry” by failing to back a Covid-19 insurance scheme to help their beleaguered sector. Since England’s venues reopened on 17 May, theatre workers who have Covid or receive a test and trace app “ping” have gone into self-isolation, with their colleagues required to follow suit even if they test negative. This has led to an increasingly widespread cancellation of performances, and in some cases entire productions, resulting in significant losses of box-office income. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical
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