Earlier this month, the government authorised the next stage of its managed roadmap to get the country out of lockdown. In terms of changes, it is perhaps the most significant of the four stages originally conceived at the start of the year. Certainly, it is the one that presents the most challenges in terms of security.
What Is Allowed Under the Current Regulations?
Everything that was permitted under Stage Two continues under Stage Three. In addition, pubs and restaurants may now start serving customers indoors, domestic and international travel is permitted (with some restrictions on the latter), and indoor attractions – including museums, cinemas, and art galleries – are allowed to reopen. Significantly, larger events are allowed to go ahead, only with reduced capacity. These include indoor events of up to 1000 people, outdoor events of up to 4000 people, and large, seated outdoor events of up to 10000 people.
Assessing Your Security Needs
For many promoters and venue owners, this will be the first time they have been able to open for business in over a year. Some will be brand new to the business, while others may have forgotten what they need to be doing to provide a safe environment for their visitors and staff. At Marpol Security, we perform full and detailed security risk assessments for venues of every size, quickly identifying the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for a given event.