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AIF statement on confirmation of progressing to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap

AIF CEO Paul Reed: "Government has repeatedly stated that once we are at this stage, it will examine if insurance is still an issue for events and intervene if necessary."

London, 12th July 2021

A statement from AIF CEO Paul Reed on confirmation of progressing to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap:

“We welcome the Health Secretary’s confirmation of progressing to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap. Government has repeatedly stated that once we are at this stage, it will examine if insurance is still an issue for events and intervene if necessary. We are now one week away from this date and the sector needs a long overdue resolution to this problem. AIF is also working with the relevant Government departments on the publication of guidance to ensure that festivals can reopen safely this summer, and organisers and local authorities alike can have confidence in their decision making and measures introduced – including Covid certification where considered appropriate. Ensuring the safety of audiences and risk mitigation has always been central to what festival organisers do each year and it will continue to be more so than ever as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.”

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The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is the UK's leading non-profit festival trade association. Created to represent and empower independent festivals.