The theatre sector has welcomed a cut to the self-isolation period required following positive Covid tests.
From Monday (17 January), people in England will be able to leave isolation after negative lateral flow tests on day five and six.
It is hoped the reduction may alleviate ongoing pressure on productions, following a string of cancellations.
A spokeswoman from the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre said the decision will have a positive impact on theatres and productions.
“This announcement is welcome news for the theatre industry, which – like many sectors – has been struggling amid high rates of absence among its workforce.”