How covid passports could get London theatres sold out again
Arts correspondent Robert Dex joins us to look at a government plan that could allow theatre’s to re-open without social distancing as early as this summer.
Ministers are looking at how rapid tests and proof of vaccination could allow big shows to reopen in the West End, with auditoriums filled rather than nearly empty.
It follows updated advice from scientists who believe we’ll all have to socially distance for several months after lockdown restrictions are eased because of concerns over covid mutations.
But Robert tells us many theatre producers are wary of introducing covid passports, fearing it might mistakenly send the signal that a night in the West End is more dangerous than going to the shops.