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COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events:

Government Guidelines

Stay informed on the latest guidance and support in response to the COVID-19 crisis

 
 

The Arts Council is in daily contact with our colleagues in the The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and other parts of the Government, ensuring how best to manage through the crisis.

In September 2020, the Government announced the medium-term plan for living with COVID-19. As the situation evolves, the most up-to-date guidance can be found here.

The full .pdf version of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19 can be downloaded here.


COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe Presentation of Festivals and Live Events.

The Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland have come together in partnership to develop guidelines in line with the government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 — The Path Ahead to help festival and event organisers minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 at festivals and individual events, and to rebuild confidence and trust among attendees.

The Main Guidance Document is available here.

Helpful examples and templates are also available below:

  • Appendix 1 Event Organiser COVID-19 Response Plan Checklist is available here

  • Appendix 2 Risk Assessment sample is available here

  • Appendix 3 Working Example of an Outdoor Festival Model is available here

  • Appendix 4 Working Example of an Indoor Festival Model is available here

  • Appendix 5 Advice for the safe use of Alcohol-based hand sanitiser is available here


COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Young People, Children and Education

The Arts Council has worked with the The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to develop guidance for children and young people’s arts and cultural activities. This guidance will continue to be updated in line with public health measures. The guidance is available here.


COVID-19 Guidance for Arts and Culture

The Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht provides regular guidance for the Arts and Culture sector in respect of current restrictions in relation to COVID-19. You can access the latest information here.  

The Department also has a dedicated helpdesk for queries about income support. You can send an email to artsunit@chg.gov.ie with a short description of your question along with your telephone number. An official will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your query.


COVID-19 Income Supports

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have a range of measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19. You can access information on the supports offered here.


Arts and Culture Recovery Task Force

In September 2020, Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin T.D., announced the members of the Arts and Culture Recovery Task Force. The Task Force was established to prepare a report for the Minister including a set of recommendations on how best the arts and culture sector can adapt and recover from the unprecedented damage arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 17 November Minister welcomed the publication of Live Worth Living, the Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce. The report can be viewed in full here. You can read more about the announcement of the report's publication here.

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Clare Duignan chaired the Task Force and the other members included:

  • The Arts Council

  • Business to Arts

  • Council of the National Cultural Institutions

  • County and City Management Association (CCMA)

  • Department of Health

  • Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht

  • Department of Social Protection

  • Ealaín na Gaeltachta

  • Events Industry Alliance

  • Irish Congress of Trade Unions

  • National Campaign for the Arts

  • Irish Music Rights Organisation

  • Irish Theatre Institute

  • Screen Ireland

  • Screen Producers Ireland

  • Denise Chaila

  • Martin Hayes

The latest information on the work of the Task Force can be found here

 

 

Published

18 Jun 2021

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