Large events and conference venues can restart hosting events in Vegas at 50% capacity
Great news for large conference centres and event venues in Las Vegas, Nevada! Officials have confirmed the easing of Covid restrictions and increasing the capacities for large gatherings from today. Large events and conference venues on Vegas Strip can now operate with 50% capacity allowance. This is subject to organisers getting approval from the Department of Business and Industry (B&I).
Previously, under the Roadmap To Recovery Plan, which the Governor Steve Sisolak announced in February, large gatherings could only take place at up to 20% capacity for venues with over 2,500 seats. Also, with a cap for conventions, conferences and tradeshows at 1,000 individuals.
Directive 041 replaces these limits with the following:
Effective 15 March, if an organiser wants to host a large conference or event, including conventions and tradeshows, with more than 250 people they may now have up to 50% capacity. They will need to complete and submit a Large Gathering Covid-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form (‘Large Gathering Certification’) to the Department of Business and Industry (B&I). The baseline standard for gatherings and events will remain at 250 people or 50%, whichever is less.
Meanwhile here in UK..
We are cautiously waiting for pilot events programme to start, which aims at reopening major and smaller events in the summer.
Furthermore, the government has announced this weekend that Liverpool will play a key role in the pilot programme helping events sector and nightlife to bounce back.
The government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) is looking to collect and analyse key scientific data on how events can safely reopen in line with the Prime Minister’s roadmap.
This review will be crucial to how event venues – from conference centres and exhibition venues to sport stadiums and night clubs, theatres to concert spaces – would start operating potentially from the end of June.
The pilot venues and events have not yet been confirmed, but the programme will include a business events venue, a nightclub and a comedy club. Details have been outlined on how they will run and how they will play a role in helping events industry to return to life.
Participating venues will test safety processes, collect data and record evidence of best practice.
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