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COVID-19   Coronavirus

Since the virus first emerged as a potential public health threat in January, we, along with our sister associations the AEV and ESSA, have been supporting our members in a number of ways, including representing members to government and agencies at the highest level, to help ensure business continuity for our members and the industry at large. 

From the onset, association members have been able to share knowledge and information in real time, sharing concerns and potential solutions, as well as accessing the most current and authoritative information from numerous official bodies and agencies. 

In addition, our three associations have also been relaying member and industry concerns to the government, emphasising that whilst the industry is committed to public safety, we are facing unprecedented challenges in reassuring customers, protecting organisers, venues, suppliers, contractors, freelancers and the self-employed so that when it is safe to meet again, we can restart the industry to help kick start the economy, the supply chain in the markets we serve, and fill hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and airlines.