Nov 11 2020
Update from the Event Safety Alliance regarding reopening guidelines.
Back on May 11, 2020, about two months into the COVID-19 pandemic that closed most live event spaces around the world, the Event Safety Alliance released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. With contributions from more than 300 smart friends from every aspect of entertainment and sports production, ESA created detailed guidance regarding the health and safety issues likely to arise as event professionals contemplate reopening. We are gratified to report that the Reopening Guide has been downloaded over 30,000 times, translated into several languages, and cited by industry professionals and organizations around the globe.
Now that exactly six months of this interminable year have passed, we’ve released an update that highlights what we have learned about how event professionals might safely get through this pandemic, provides links to useful materials, and updates our recommendations based on the current science and experiences of those attempting to resume live events. We hope this update will serve as a useful companion to the original guidance.