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COVID-19 News and Information from The Association of Festival Organisers - Page 2

COVID-19 News from the Association of Festival Organisers.

Can we say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?

Can we say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?

21st June 2020

The sustainability of our environment has not gone away during the COVID crisis.  Make sure you add sustainability on to your task list and budget for 2021. In the meantime take a look at this great article - Livvy Drake (Sustainable Sidekicks) guest blog on Vision:2025 discusses whether "We can say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?" Waste and plastics are one of Livvy’...

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, consumer contracts, cancellation & refunds

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, consumer contracts, cancellation & refunds

14th June 2020

There are a wide range of contracts that have been affected due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The following sets out the CMA’s general views about how the law operates in this area, to help consumers understand their rights and to help businesses treat their customers fairly. Read more HERE...

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Why Cancelled Festivals Will Take Their Toll On Local Businesses

Why Cancelled Festivals Will Take Their Toll On Local Businesses

9th June 2020

Steve Heap, General Secretary of the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), says the impact of cancelled festivals will be strongly felt by local businesses in a recent article published in Access All Areas The 2020 festival season has been wiped out. At the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), 90 of our member festivals postponed to 2021, while 17 changed their 2020 date in the hope th...

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Insurance Guidance For Business Interuption Policies

Insurance Guidance For Business Interuption Policies

8th June 2020

INSURANCE GUIDANCE in case you are chatting to your provider. Draft Guidance for Insurance Companies - As part of its investigation into Coronavirus related business interruption insurance, the FCA have published draft guidance on their expectations for insurers and insurance intermediaries when handling claims and complaints for business interruption policies during the test case. The guidance...

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Melvin Benn, Festival Republic shows the way to get the festival industry moving again

Melvin Benn, Festival Republic shows the way to get the festival industry moving again

4th June 2020

Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, has called for the increase of COVID-19 testing in the UK because entertainment and sport cannot operate fully with social distancing measures in place. Melvin Benn has published The Full Capacity Plan, which details an incentive-based scheme that he says would “rapidly increase” the public’s use of the NHS Trace App. He wan...

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82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

27th May 2020

A recent survey carried out by music festival marketplace Festicket has shown that the demand for live events post-coronavirus is high, with over 80% of 110,000 festivalgoers surveyed saying they would attend an event within six months of lockdown being lifted. A third of respondents, which include music fans in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, say they would feel confident to atten...

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DCMS are looking for your views.

DCMS are looking for your views.

28th April 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has created a survey to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations in the digital, creative, culture, media, sport, gambling, telecoms, and tourism sectors and their engagement with the available government interventions. You can submit your response HERE. The deadline for responses is 15th May....

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UK’s mass participation event organisers unite to launch the 2.6 Challenge

UK’s mass participation event organisers unite to launch the 2.6 Challenge

21st April 2020

  • Charities facing an estimated £4 billion shortfall due to Covid-19 pandemic • The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April Thousands of fundraising events across the UK have been cancelled due to Covid-19 with a devastating impact on charity income that means many charities are facing closure. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) CEO Karl Wildin...

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Repurposing festival resources to feed the UK

Repurposing festival resources to feed the UK

16th April 2020

Currently the UK is short of around 90,000 people to pick the crops that are growing ripe across the country. Agricultural migrant workers who usually fill these positions are unable to leave their countries due to suspended flights or full lock-down. Asparagus tomatoes, strawberries, and lettuce are few among the many fruits and veg growing ripe from now through to May—they will rot and the...

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COVID-19 leaves UK event industry suppliers on knife edge

COVID-19 leaves UK event industry suppliers on knife edge

16th April 2020

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