Preliminary data, as seen by The Times, suggests that COVID-19 transmission can be significantly reduced at big events by the introduction of screening and improved ventilation, allaying fears that gigs, concerts and sports matches could cause serious coronavirus outbreaks.

According to the paper, the results of the trials will be sent to ministers over the next few days, as they work out what to do in the next steps in the fight against COVID-19, with the pilot events being a key detail involved in the decisions.

A government source told The Times that the data was “encouraging”, adding: “It will help make the case that these large events are not inherently more risky than other parts of the hospitality sector.

This is amazing news for our industry and another positive move in the right direction. Our love goes out to CIRCUS for making this possible and showing we can return to doing what we love best in a safe environment.

Roll on June and our Freedom!