West Cork Music regularly updates its guidelines in response to government restrictions and advice.
All guidance is in consideration of the safety of audience, musicians and staff.
Download our current Covid Safety Guidelines here.
Why are we asking for all audience members to be vaccinated?
The main reason is to ensure, as much as we can, the safety of our audience, especially the most vulnerable. Current scientific data shows that both catching and spreading Covid are less likely among vaccinated groups, and the vaccine can also reduce the severity of symptoms.
Secondly, in order to keep our events and festivals financially and operationally viable. Current government guidelines for live events allow greater capacity when everyone in the audience is vaccinated. West Cork Music doesn’t have large auditoriums where we can safely keep pods socially distanced, so to continue to use much-loved and unusual smaller venues like St Brendan’s Church or Bantry House, we have had to be practical about how to make a reasonable box office while keeping a safe environment in these venues.
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