Compliance with the new health standards will be expensive for operators of entertainment venues, which will with an additional obstacle to overcome in order to return to profitability when they will re-open their doors.
Already they will have to restrict the number of spectators who can attend a performance in order to meet the social distancing, the guide to health designed for the arts of the stage, now needed to disinfect at any end of the field the stage, dressing rooms, toilets, instruments, and equipment.
For financial support ?
To the Anti, Quebec city, even without an audience, the costs have increased. “For the shows virtual that is done, it takes of boxes of masks, gloves, Purell, it costs quite expensive “, says owner Karl-Emmanuel Picard.
“It is clear that the implementation of the health measures will lead to additional costs. In the interview, but also in assembly time because the group of technicians will be reduced, and the work will take more time “, confirms the director-general of the organization RIDEAU, Julie-Anne Richard.
In this context, she says, it becomes even more urgent that the authorities would decide on the financial support that will be allocated to broadcasters. “The sooner we have an idea of the financial assistance, the sooner they will be able to assess their ability to open. “
The singers to two meters
To entertain the crowds, the artists will also have to submit to sanitary regulations more stringent, in particular singers and musicians who play wind instruments.
These must be two metres from anyone or to be separated from the other by a physical barrier, ” states the guide. In addition, the floor of their work area must be cleaned after each delivery.
Erik Caouette, half of the popular duo 2Frères, will readily oblige to the rules, also binding it may be, as soon as it will be able to get back on stage next week in Quebec city.
“We are aware that this will be different and that we will have to be installed in a manner to be stationed far enough away from each other “, he confided to the Journal.