Supporting a safe re-opening
This information is intended as a resource only and is not intended to replace the advice of legal counsel or health and safety experts as it pertains to each employer’s individual circumstances. Consulting governmental and public health directives and guidelines is critically important to ensure that re-opening plans of performing arts centres and venues meet the mandatory requirements.
The NAC Guide to Support the Re-Opening of Canadian Performing Arts Centres and Venues is designed to help the Canadian performing arts industry recover and thrive in the age of COVID-19.
Using a risk-based approach, these tools and best practices aim to help performing arts venues prepare for every aspect of putting on a show, from contract negotiation to rehearsal to performance, and everything in between.
The resources are focused around three key actions:
Auditing: Using a risk-based approach to assess needs in a performing arts environment, which is focused on helping identify and address health and safety risks in performing arts spaces;
Communicating: Ensuring compliance through ongoing engagement, aimed at supporting venues in communicating with their key stakeholders; and
Adapting: Fostering resilience through adaptation, which provides venues with some case study scenarios for how this risk-based approach can be applied to three different types of performances.