Please note; the BDC is currently operating in line with government guidance. This has recently changed in relation to permittable activities, which can be found here.
From May 17: Indoor venues will be permitted to hold up to 1,000 visitors, while outdoor venues will be permitted to hold up to 4,000 visitors or 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity.
Capacity restrictions must be adhered to at any point throughout the event. For example, a theatre can admit over 1,000 people in a single day, but no more than 1,000 people at one time. If an event runs over the course of multiple days, no more than 1,000 people should be admitted at any one time over that period.
Please note that caps refer to the event attendees only. Staff, workers and volunteers are covered by the work exemption so should not be counted as part of the capacity cap. These include:
- Delivery staff
- Operational team (such as reception, maintenance, cleaning security & stewarding and ticketing staff)
- Caterers and concession stand staff
- Presentation/production team
- Exhibitors, speakers, musicians and performers