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Howard Jones Coronavirus Cancellations (256* d) RE: Coronavirus Cancellations 14 Mar 20

I suspect this thread will very rapidly become overwhelmed. The UK government is going to ban "mass gatherings" from next weekend - quite what constitutes a mass gathering is still to be announced, but I am assuming that the festival season will be largely wiped out.

A ceilidh I help to run has been cancelled, my band has already had a gig cancelled and I'm expecting more. As things stand we intend to honour existing commitments if we can, but we're being cautious about entering into new ones.

Many small events are not part of the "events industry" so even if government assistance were to be provided I wonder whether they would qualify? The same goes for many folk musicians who stand to lose most of their income this year.

"Interesting times" indeed. Let's hope that as many of us as possible will survive to live in them.

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