MINISTERS run the risk of ruining Britain’s “summer season of fun” if they do not present a government-backed Covid insurance coverage scheme for live events.
Advocates and MPs are requiring a parachute bundle to be out in location to help organisers in case of a Covid break out scuppering celebrations, gigs or large sporting occasions.
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Occasions like the Great North Run are under threat without the insurance coverage according to the Let LIVE Thrive campaign.
Tory MP Julian Knight stated: “It is utterly pointless to invest a king’s ransom on furlough and the culture healing fund yet not to put the one piece of the jigsaw in place – namely Covid-19 insurance coverage – and ambuscade what could be a festival and live occasions season which might lift all our spirits.
” I respectfully state to the Secretary of State and the Chancellor – who is the real roadblock – that we are in threat of having a summertime of none rather than a summer of enjoyable.”
The Great North Run’s Chairman, previous Olympian Sir Brendan Foster, said: “Insurance coverage is a central aspect of our preparation every year.
” Live occasions require the government to action in, put these structures in place and give us the security we require.”
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