Following her question on the issue to the First Minister earlier this week, Janet Finch-Saunders MS – the Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy – has welcomed the news that the Welsh Government will allow live performances across all settings.
Crucially for businesses across the constituency of Aberconwy, this change is reflected in the UKHospitality Guidance for hospitality in Wales. Whilst the rules stipulate those loud noises should be avoided where possible, it makes clear that live performances can take place subject to a full risk assessment for each venue in line with all guidance in place for hospitality settings.
Commenting on the change, Janet said:
“As I made clear to the First Minister on Wednesday, the prohibition on live performance in hotels was becoming unreasonable. Indeed, some local entertainers have not worked for over a year and I was receiving concerns that some hotels were losing customers to England because of this factor. “Just over a day after placing public pressure on this administration, I am pleased that the Welsh Government has now seen sense and updated the guidance issued to hospitality firms. This change recognises the value of evening entertainment to the seaside and rural resorts of Aberconwy. “More broadly, the suspension of live performance has been one of the most enduring challenges to our sense of well-being, both for those who work as part of the arts industry and for those who marvel at the talents of others. I look forward to these safe events bringing our community back together.”
Notes to Editors:
Any event must also work in line with the guidance for a phased return under the Rehearsing, performing and taking part in the performing arts, which you can read by clicking here.