Art and cultural venues in Oxford will continue to encourage audiences to wear masks after July 19, the city’s Cultural Partnership has said.

The decision has been made to help protect staff, volunteers and audiences from the virus and ensure they do not have to isolate.

The Oxford Cultural Partnership is comprised of 18 organisations across the city who provide arts and culture entertainment and programmes for residents.

Here is a searchable table of all the venues where you will still need to wear a mask after July 19:

In a collective statement, the Oxford Cultural Partnership said: “We encourage our visitors to continue wearing masks and to practice social distancing so that we can all feel safe and protected.

"Hand sanitisers will be available in our venues and we trust that our visitors will make considered decisions in the interest of themselves and everyone around then and make use of the NHS check in app.”

“With a sizable number of staff, performers and volunteers, and indeed the public, not yet fully vaccinated we see this as an important step to protecting everyone involved in creating culture in Oxford, and kindly request that visitors remain considerate during this time.”

This announcement comes ahead of ‘Freedom Day’ on July 19 which will see all legal Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England, including wearing masks and social distancing. 

Businesses are alowed to make their own decisions about whether they will require mask wearing on their premises, with many encouraging people to continue doing so from July 19. 

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