The current situation with Covid-19, whatever your personal view on the issue, presents a challenge to everyone who works in the entertainment industry on any level. When the population is asked not to gather socially, the events that the industry would usually service simply disappear. Those of us who are involved in the business side of this industry see income drop away in dramatic fashion, those who are involved for enjoyment are faced with wasted months of work and not-insignificant expense. It’s a situation none of us have experienced before and right now, the upcoming months are looking like a grim prospect for us all. We’re being advised daily on what we can’t do, what we shouldn’t do and what might happen if we take no notice.
So what can we do?
Until the Government decides that public gatherings are banned, then your event or show still has a chance of going ahead. The best you can do at the minute is to put yourself in a position to be reactive to changing circumstances. We’re seeing work being cancelled – but we’re also still seeing work going ahead, some in a reduced capacity but some as if nothing was happening. Be prepared to change plans at short notice – prepare for a worst case scenario and consider how you would deal with it. Anything above that is at the moment, quite frankly, a bonus.
Taking time to reflect on decisions and the impact they will have. We’re using this time to decide how to improve our company and come out of this stronger.
This situation will come to an end at some point. How we manage the time between now and that point is crucial, so make informed decisions.
If you need to contact us to discuss any development on your situation or just want to chat about your event and your options for rearrangement please give us a call. We’re always happy to help.