Cultural Renewal Taskforce

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 10th July 2020.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what tasks the Cultural Renewal Taskforce is currently undertaking.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State

The Cultural Renewal Taskforce has been working to support the renewal of DCMS sectors and to help develop new COVID-19 secure guidelines for the reopening of public places and businesses in these sectors, where and when it is safe to do so. The focus of the Taskforce’s work is 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;

  • developing creative solutions, to drive the return of sectors whilst maintaining consistency with the medical advice;

  • agreeing and ensuring alignment of relevant sectoral guidance; and

  • providing key sector stakeholders with a forum to support government work on cultural renewal.

The Cultural Renewal Taskforce has met seven times between 22 May and 1 July, and will continue to meet over the summer to support the progress towards the reopening and recovery of DCMS sectors.

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