The latest guidelines for those involved in creative activities in England. 

DCMS Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS has updated their guidance relating specifically to performing artsThis guide was updated on 14 July to include information about Step 4 of the roadmap.

The Government has lifted most legal restrictions on meeting others both indoors and outdoors at this stage. Indoor and outdoor performing arts venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas and dedicated grassroots music venues can operate to full capacity.

You can find more information in the sections on changes to operations and meetings and events, and in the organised events guidance for local authorities.

There are no restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, or on the activities they can do. Sport participation events such as races and walks can take place with no capacity caps for participants or spectators provided they can be safely accommodated. However, there are a number of recommended actions to reduce the health and safety risks of transmission when participating in a creative event/activity.

If your performing arts venue includes a dance studio, you should follow any relevant measures in the sport facilities guidance in managing the studio. 

If there are any additional facilities within your premises (for example, cafes and bars, leisure attractions or retail shops) or you are running certain types of events (such as organised events), you should check the guidance for relevant facilities or events (you can find links in the section on where to find more information) and ensure you adhere to any relevant measures.

Dance and fitness studios are open for professional and non-professional use (in line with legal gathering limits). You can find more information in the guidance for sport facilities.

Are you planning to run an event? Get detailed guidance on various aspects:


See details of the guidelines in other nations.