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Clubbers wearing masks among new rules aiming to get venues reopened

The industry says three out of every five could go bust if they don’t reopen in September

Read more on the SomersetLive website

Coronavirus UK LIVE updates as Boris Johnson urges parents to send children back to school

His comments come after the UK’s chief medical officers issued a joint statement seeking to reassure parents that it was safe for children to return

Read more on the Manchester Evening News website


The Night Time Industries Association has launched a new report, which presents the case for a science-based, risk-assessed reopening of nightclubs and venues.

Read more on Access All Areas

Bouncers to enforce mask-wearing in nightclubs under sector’s reopening proposals

Bouncers could patrol nightclub dance floors to ensure punters are wearing masks under new proposals drawn up by the industry as it desperately seeks to reopen.

Read more on the CITY A.M. website

Clubbers could wear face masks on dance floor to allow nightclubs to reopen

Nightclub owners have urged the government to let them reopen, saying that thousands of jobs are at risk.

Read more on the Metro website

Rules and changes that need to happen for nightclubs and venues to reopen

A new report claims that venues could reopen and prevent catastrophic job losses – as long as clubbers wear masks and numbers on the dancefloor are limited so social distancing still happens

Read more on The Mirror

Leisure chiefs warn of mass job losses

Britain’s hardest hit leisure industries have called on the government to listen to remedies to rescue tens of thousands of businesses from collapse and prevent mass redundancies.

Read more on The Times

Clubbers could be made to wear face masks and numbers will be restricted on dance-floors under plans to reopen nightclubs as industry chiefs warn thousands of jobs are at risk

Read more on the Daily Mail website

UK nightclubs propose bouncer patrols and face masks to reopen

Owners say 750,000 jobs at risk in night-time industries unless government supports sector

Read more on The Guardian

JULY 2020

Coronavirus case studies: How Clubify is on a mission to “keep music alive” during lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit those in the hospitality and live entertainment industry with particular force.

Read more at Verdict

How quickly can the economy recover under reopening plans?

Pubs, hairdressers and cinemas will all kickstart growth, but GDP cannot regain its old size under these guidelines

Read more at The Telegraph

Covid-19 music industry update: Mad Cool 2021 announcement, Classic gig posters campaign, and Tencent global concert

The outbreak has already led to the cancellation of Glastonbury and hardship fund initiatives, as well as urgent calls to support grassroots venues.

Read more at Music Week

‘Socially starved’ millennials have MORE illegal raves if clubs aren’t reopened, sector boss warns

Michael Kill spoke after two impromptu parties in Brighton and Brixton spiraled out of control with police hurt as scenes turned nasty.

Read more at Internewscast

Lockdown: More illegal raves if nightclubs aren’t reopened

MILLENNIALS are being forced into holding illegal raves because they are “socially-starved”, a night time industry boss has claimed.

Read more at News Shopper

The list of things businesses in the night-time industry must do before reopening

It highlights how much work is involved for business owners to reopen safely

Read more at Bristol Live

JUNE 2020

The United Kingdom relaxes 2-meter social distancing rule to further ease coronavirus lockdown

Millions of people in Britain will be able to go to the pub, visit a movie theater, get a haircut or attend a religious service starting July 4, in a major loosening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Read more on the Newburgh Gazette

Planning rules lifted for fairs, markets and car boot sales in England

Summer fairs, outdoor markets and car boot sales can be held without planning permission in England, while alcohol will be widely available to take away, under what are designed to be new feel-good laws drawn up by ministers.

Read more on USA News Hub

Guru Randhawa confirms first live show post lockdown

MUMBAI: Singer Guru Randhawa is all set to return on the stage post lockdown on June 30.

Read more on Radioandmusic.com

What’s NOT opening on July 4? Here’s what is staying the same

Boris Johnson today revealed the plan for easing some lockdown restrictions

Read more on The Evening Standard

London’s nightclubs and casinos slam ‘suicidal’ new coronavirus guidelines

London’s nightclubs and casinos have slammed Boris Johnson’s decision to exempt them from a list of venues allowed to reopen in July as “suicidal”, and urged the government to provide financial support to prevent further redundancies in the sector.

Read more on CITYA.M.

Covid-19 music industry update: Marshall x Music Venue Trust, Global’s Make Some Noise campaign and more

The outbreak has already led to the cancellation of Glastonbury and hardship fund initiatives, as well as urgent calls to support grassroots venues.

Read more on Music Week

With relaxed social distancing rules not helping live music, UK live industry again calls for extra government support

UK Music yesterday told the government that the music industry risks being treated like a “forgotten relative” as the economy slowly returns to normal after the COVID-19 shutdown but live music remains without any timeline for re-opening.

Read more on CMU

Operators of gyms and swimming pools query England’s lockdown inconsistencies

The government has given the green light to a night out in a pub or restaurant in England but gym workouts, swimming pools, nightclub dance floors and even manicures are still off-limits – prompting accusations of glaring inconsistencies as the lockdown is eased.

Read more on Business Matters

Fitness bosses ‘flabbergasted’ over ‘illogical’ decision to open pubs but keep gyms shut

Fitness bosses have criticised the Government’s “completely illogical” decision to reopen pubs and restaurants, but leave indoor gyms and spas closed when lockdown measures are eased next month.

Read more on The Evening Standard

Concerns raised about pubs collecting data for coronavirus tracing

England’s pubs can reopen on 4 July, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced after they were shut due to COVID-19.

Read more on New Scientist

Operators of gyms and pools query England’s new lockdown rules

Nightclubs also off-limits but pubs can open – prompting accusations of inconsistency.

Read more on The Guardian

Inside the Return of Illegal Raves

After months of coronavirus lockdown, recent weeks have seen a spate of illegal parties. We spoke to both rave organisers and legal nightlife figures about how they’re gearing up for their own return.

Read more at VICE

Outdoor events business “on the brink” due to coronavirus, says industry association

The National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has warned that the festival and events industry is “on the brink” after the 2020 summer season was halted by COVID-19.

Read more at NME

Nighttime businesses cautiously welcome government review of social distancing rules, while Chancellor’s comments on support gaps criticised

The Night Time Industry Association has welcomed an announcement by the UK government that it is reviewing whether the two-metre social distancing rule needs to stay in place when hospitality businesses re-open next month.

Read more on CMU

MAY 2020

NTIA Raises Concerns Over Impact of Social Distancing on Events Industry

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has raised issues over the effect social distancing could have on the night-time economy and events sector, and an entertainment and events task force are being organized to develop advice and guidance on the reopening of cultural venues across Britain.

Read more at Access

Some BI coronavirus claims ‘agreed then withdrawn’ says Night Time Industries Association

One business owner claims he was promised to be covered for up to £100,000

Read more at Insurance Times

Hiscox accused of confirming businesses’ coronavirus cover then rejecting claims

Paul Keeling, owner of Cheshire-based training and consultancy provider Senate Group Limited, said that he when he sought advice from Hiscox in February regarding what cover for business interruption

Read more at Insurance Post

Covid-19: Hiscox Action Group primed for £40m legal attack

The group, which is in dispute with Hiscox over business interruption cover, now represents more than 400 members and has the go-ahead to begin legal proceedings.

Read more at Insurance Age

Insurance Covid-Cast episode 13: Litigation under lockdown – how are lawyers and insurers managing legal disputes and hearings during the Coronavirus?

In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new video series brought to you while our journalists are working from home, we gathered together a group of lawyers and claims experts to discuss how they are managing dispute resolution and trials during the current pandemic.

Read more at Insurance Age

Take part in Insurance Age’s commercial & agriculture e-trading broker survey

Are you a commercial or agricultural broker? Share your views on these business lines and thoughts on e-trade.

Read more at Insurance Age

Covid-19: Hiscox under fresh attack for back-tracking on BI claim

The Night Time Industries Association says provider has denied claims after previously telling policyholders they would be covered.

Read more at Insurance Age

Industry reacts to government plan on easing lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a televised address on easing the lockdown measures. The roadmap to returning to everyday life includes strict social distancing and a return to work for some industries, such as construction and engineering.

Read more at Music Week


The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) says there is “uncertainty and concern” surrounding the new lockdown exit strategy announced by Boris Johnson on 10 May.

Read more at Access All Areas

NTIA and Hiscox Action Group join forces to take on insurer

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and Hiscox Action Group say they have joined forces to put pressure on Hiscox Insurance to pay out on its business interruption policies.

Read more on Big Hospitality

“We believe we have struck upon a positive solution that will work for everyone.”

The above excerpt comes from the open letter sent by leisure & hospitality broker NDML and the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) to Chancellor Rishi Sunak in which they are urging the government to release extra funds from Pool Re and divert them to the badly hit leisure & hospitality industry.

Read more at Insurance Business UK

“They have penned an open letter to Sunak”

Specialist broker NDML and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is calling on the chancellor to release excess capital from Pool Re’s £6.6 billion fund

Read more at Insurance Times


Insurance specialist NDML and the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to release PoolRe funds to “break the insurer deadlock and save the hospitality and leisure industries”.

Read more on Bar News

Can the UK’s night-time economy survive the coronavirus pandemic?

With crowds the new enemy, it’s feared thousands of venues have closed their doors for good

Read more on The Guardian

APRIL 2020

Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers was instructed to advise on the rights of member of the Night Time Industries Association as relates to their insurance policies last week.

Read more at Insurance Post 180

Covid-19: Broker calls on Chancellor to release Pool Re funds for BI claims

NDML is asking for some of Pool Re’s £6.6bn cash to be used to help businesses in the leisure and hospitality sector which have been hit by coronavirus.

Read more at Insurance Age


The NTIA Presents Savenightlife

The Night Time Industries Association’s #savenightlife campaign helps everyone who loves nightlife to have a voice. For every signature given to their petition an email is sent to their local Councillor and MP to amplify their sentiments.

Read more on the Fabric London’s Website

Boiler Room UK: Can Nightlife be Saved? Live from Fabric

Fabric is fighting a battle to stay alive. 40% of London venues have closed in the past 10 years. This is major issue that requires immediate attention and a nuanced solution to #savenightlife. Thanks to the NTIA, Time Out London, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Crack Magazine, Warehouse Project, Resident Advisor & many others who have joined with us on this issue.

Watch the panel interview on Boiler Room’s YouTube Channel

Save Fabric: our clubs are under threat as never before

British clubs are being scapegoated for society’s drug problems, and strangled by licensing laws and spiralling rents. If we’re not careful they’ll disappear…

Read more on The Guardian

Alan Miller, NTIA

London night life has always been in a constant state of flux but for many 2016 is rapidly becoming a nadir. We quiz Alan Miller from the Night Time Industries Association on the plight of Fabric, plus the challenges and opportunities facing UK nightlife…

Read more on PRS for Music


Over the past 10 years, half of the UK’s clubs and gig venues have vanished. Alan D Miller, head of the Night Time Industries Association, talks about how you can make a change.

Read more on the Redbull Website

What London’s Night Czar Is Actually Doing To Save Our Clubs

A conversation with Amy Lamé about how she plans to protect the city’s nightlife.

Read more on Fader

Amy Lamé publishes guidance to protect night-time economy and culture

New guidance to help protect, support and sustain London’s night-time venues has today been published by Amy Lamé on the first anniversary of her appointment as London’s first-ever Night Czar.

Read more on The Mayor of London

Why Saving London’s Clubs Matters

Nightclubs are rapidly disappearing in the U.K. capital—but why, and what should we be doing about it?

Read more on Fader

Peckham’s Bussey Building Is Saved from Being Ruined By Luxury Flats

A planning application that would have “killed” the venue has been withdrawn.

Read more on VICE

#Savekitchenstreet: What you can do to help

The Tab Liverpool stands with 24 Kitchen Street in trying to save our city’s culture

Read more on The Tab


Birmingham club The Rainbow Venues has issued a statement following its licence being revoked.

Read more on Mixmag

Met to review risk assessment form ‘stifling’ grime and garage scenes

London mayor Sadiq Khan orders review of the 696 form, long used to target a disproportionate number of music events by black and Asian artists

Read more on The Guardian

Form 696 is gone – so why is clubland still hostile to black Londoners?

Met police form 696, which once required club promotors to detail the ethnicity of their clientele, has been removed. But discrimination is cropping up in other ways.

Read more on The Guardian

What’s the way forward for UK nightlife?

Nightlife professionals from London, Berlin and Amsterdam sit down to discuss how to deal with the many threats facing one of the world’s best club scenes.

Read more on Resident Advisor

Could a ‘night tsar’ turn Manchester into a 24-hour city?

Sacha Lord-Marchionne and the Night Time Industries Association want the new Greater Manchester Mayor to appoint an official champion for the region’s nightlife

Read more on the Manchester Evening News


An event to explore how the night-time economy can exist alongside urban development is to be held at Bristol music venue Thekla which is campaigning to safeguard its future.

Read more on Bar News