From 1st August events of up to 30 people may take place as long as social distancing can be maintained.
An update on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) read: "From 1 August, exhibition and conference centres will be allowed to show small groups of up to 30 people around to view the facilities and plan future events and to enable Government backed pilot events to take place. They should not be open fully to host events more widely."
This is a great leap of promise for the events industry that so many small businesses and freelancers rely on. Whilst online conferences have achieved success over lockdown, there is no substitute for meeting people in person.