Everyone participating should include a short note about their own personal story about how they have been impacted by Covid-19
Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the Meetings Industry Association warned that that Manchester having to close much of its business sets a precedent for further closures
However, venues and organisers in Tier 3 areas, the highest alert level, are advised to check with their Local Authority
To date, it is estimated that some 200,000 jobs in the £84bn events industry have been lost
The Events Industry Alliance has said it is seeking to clarify whether or not new support measures will apply to businesses in the events industry
It has been reported that 126,000 event jobs have already been lost, with hundreds of thousands more at risk as the furlough scheme comes to an end
“The business events sector which underpins economic growth for all industries, has today been further decimated,” said Lex Butler.
Business events for up to 30 may continue to run, it has been confirmed.
The news comes hours after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced that conferences and exhibitions will not be allowed to run from 1 October.
The confirmation comes four days after the prime minister introduced the 'Rule of Six'