The below correspondence is posted here by kind permission from the Society of London Theatre
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is an organisation that works with and on behalf of their Members to champion theatre and the performing arts.
At the moment there is no indication from DCMS that any further COVID restrictions or mitigations are planned. We continue to liaise with officials and ministers on a daily basis and will feedback if the situation changes – we have equally been pressing the need for financial support for the sector going forward.
CRF Emergency Resource Grant – Round 2. Open until 11 January 2022
ACE have opened another round of the emergency resource grant CRF funding. The emergency resource grant is open to any eligible applicant, including those who have not previously received CRF. Applicants can apply for between £25,000 – £3million (£1million for for-profit organisations). More detail here.
Audience Confidence – See It Safely
Please continue to promote the See it Safely guidelines and if you are able to share with us audience cancellation figures that would be helpful for us to monitor the situation as well.
Audience Confidence – #GetBoostedNow Campaign
DCMS are asking for support for the #GetBoostedNow campaign to encourage take up of booster vaccines.
Media Briefing Notes
If you are approached by the media for comment on the current situation, updated media briefing notes are available here. If you would like a detailed briefing before a media appearance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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This will be the last major SOLT & UK Theatre newsletter this year and our building and virtual office will be closed from Friday 24 December to Monday 3 January. Unless any major announcements come out of Government, our next newsletter will be on Thursday 6 January.
SOLT and UK Theatre would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a safe festive break. Thank you all for your support, endurance and patience over the past 12 months. We look forward to working with you in 2022.
USEFUL RESOURCES Coronavirus Recovery Guidance
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for SOLT Members
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for UK Theatre Members
- Media Briefing Notes
- See It Safely Toolkit
- Working Safely During Coronavirus – Guidance
- Coronavirus Government Guidance Library
Wellbeing and mental health support for you and your staff
- Theatre Helpline
- Wellbeing resources webpage
- Mental health and wellbeing webinars (TheatreMeansBusiness.info)
Jobs & careers in the sector