Guidance View all Briefings Latest Government Guidelines in England The latest guidelines for those involved in creative activities in England. The UK Government announced new national restrictions from 5 November, which means that gathering together in person is generally not allowed. These restrictions temporarily override previous guidelines such as those on performing arts (see below). It is not permitted to meet others from outside your household or support bubble for leisure or amateur cultural activities. Education and work activities, and providing voluntary services, can continue with precautions in place. These restrictions are currently planned to be in place until 2 December. In the meantime, remote and digital activities can continue and groups can take steps to plan for a safe return to certain activities as and when restrictions are eased. For information only - group activities are currently not permitted until at least 2 December Guidelines for the safe return of performing arts activities in England were published in July 2020 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. These do allow for some gatherings provided the necessary precautionary measures are in place. These guidelines can be useful for planning a return to activities once the current restrictions are eased, but the guidelines could change if the Government choose to make adjustments to the previous three tier system.