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New rules mean performing artists won't have to quarantine if travelling into the UK

This could mean DJs from high-risk countries will be able to fly in without needing to self-isolate

  • Dave Turner
  • 4 December 2020
New rules mean performing artists won't have to quarantine if travelling into the UK

As of December 5, new rules mean that performing artists or those travelling for 'business', won't have to self-isolate if entering the UK from a high-risk country.

14-day quarantine measures are in place for travellers from high-risk countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, but people who fall under certain categories will no longer have to self-isolate for so long if travelling for business, announced the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

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'Performing artists', certified by the Arts Council, is one of these categories, which could mean good news for DJs from outside of the UK and promoters who want to book these DJs for shows, reports the Telegraph. The new measures have been recommended by the UK government's Global Travel Taskforce and will only apply to 'high-value'

The new measures also apply to elite sportsmen and women, TV production staff and journalists.

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People travelling outside of business still have to quarantine for 14 days if entering the UK, but this will be reduced to as little as five days as of December 15.

It was recently revealed that dealers on the dark net are selling supposed Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of the first wave of vaccinations in the UK being rolled out next week.

In October, the Arts Council revealed that DJs could claim up to £10,000 to help with the repercussions of the pandemic.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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