Music: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance he has issued for singers and choirs in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State

In order to ensure appropriate support and guidance is given to the cultural sector, DCMS has established the Cultural Renewal Taskforce and the Entertainment and Events working group which include extensive membership from artists and performers. I have also held a roundtable with representatives from the choral sector to enable choral groups to feed in views to the development of guidance.

The Taskforce and Working Groups will be focusing on ensuring that COVID-19 secure guidelines are developed in line with the phasing ambitions and public health directions, building on the existing guidance and providing intelligence and sector-specific expert input. Full details of the Taskforce can be found at and the Entertainment and Events Working Group can be found at

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