CRSS Update for Reopening of Certain Sectors
Activities permitted for organised events, cinemas and theatres
from 6 September 2021
From 6 September 2021, businesses in the organised events sectors may resume their business activities subject to certain conditions. There will also be a further easing of restrictions for cinemas and theatres from this date.
Organised indoor events, mass gatherings, cinemas and theatres may operate venues to a capacity of 60%, where services are provided to individuals who are fully vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid‐19 in the past six months, as well as to children under eighteen in their care. Indoor events and mass gatherings include conferences, trade fairs and exhibitions and large‐scale business events involving external audiences, and bingo venues. For indoor live music, drama, live entertainment and sporting events, the audience/spectators should be fully seated.
Activities permitted for organised group activities from 20
From 20 September 2021, businesses in the organised group activity sector (sports, arts, culture, dance classes) may resume their business activities subject to certain conditions.
Organised indoor group activities (sports, arts, culture, dance classes) can take place with capacity limits of 100 people (with appropriate protective measures), to individuals who are fully vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid‐19 in the past six months, as well as to children under eighteen in their care.
Businesses in these sectors will, on the easing of restrictions from either 6 or 20 September 2021, no longer be regarded as being significantly restricted from operating and may make a claim for the enhanced restart week where the business activity is recommenced.
Businesses that can reopen without having to prohibit or significantly restrict access to their premises, as outlined in the relevant public health regulations, but decide not to do so, will not be eligible for CRSS payments (including the enhanced restart payment) for the periods where they choose to remain closed.