Guidance for Reopening Cinemas

The Welfare, Ystradgynlais

Following the announcement from Welsh Government that cinemas can reopen from the 27th July, 2020, we know you will be carefully considering your next steps. We’ve put together some guidance and advice from leading organisations and associations within the sector to help inform your decisions:

Welsh Government guidance for reopening of culture and heritage destinations and venues

The reopening of culture and heritage destinations and venues can only be possible within the current COVID-19 regulations.

The Welsh Government has set out guidance for organisations and individuals in Wales who manage culture and heritage destinations and venues that are open to the public.

Read the guidance here

UK Cinema Association guidance for cinemas

The UK Cinema Association has been working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the British Film Institute, the Screen Sector Task Force, the Independent Cinema Office and Bectu, Public Health England (PHE), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the devolved nations to develop guidance for keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19.

Read the guidance here

ICO article: Further considerations for independent cinemas when thinking about reopening

This article is intended as advice on further safeguarding considerations that independent cinema operators can make in addition to the guidance set out in the UKCA’s Working safely during COVID-19 in Cinemas.

They have identified three core areas of operation to consider when reopening our cinemas: Health & Safety, Economic necessity and Cultural robustness.

Read the full article here

Guidance for Community Cinemas and Nontheatrical Exhibitors

With venues reopening and films coming to the market, the Film Audience Network have compiled a document covering the most important questions, opportunities and considerations if you’re thinking of showing films again soon.

Featuring advice on planning, programming, audience and volunteer safety, the guidance will be updated as and when conditions change.

The guidance can be downloaded here.