THE SLOVAK INSTITUTE IS MAPPING THE IMPACT OF EMERGENCY MEASURES IN THE FIELD OF THEATRE
The Slovak Institute is mapping the impact of emergency measures in the field of theatre
In response to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Slovak Theatre Institute has created a short survey to map to impact of the emergency measures on the independent arts sector. Respondents are asked to estimate the number of performances and events they have had to cancel due to the quarantine now in place and to describe the impact they expect the emergency measures to have on their theatre or organisation during and after the quarantine period. The survey also askes whether the state should compensate arts organisations, in whole, or in part, for losses sustained due to the pandemic. Finally, the survey asks for information on any initiatives begun to support artists during this period. The Slovak Theatre Institute is also planning a number of further support measures, including focus groups and panel discussions, that will go ahead once the situation has stabilised.
Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic
– The organization of sporting, cultural (including theaters), social and other mass events is prohibited.
– All schools including art schools and educational establishments are shut down
– All cafes and restaurants are closed
– Shopping centres will have limited operation – on the weekend, only food, medications and drugstore items may be bought.
– All the persons coming to Slovakia from abroad are obliged to remain in quarantine for 14 days, since 13 March 2020
– Mandatory wearing of masks
– Home office is recommended wherever possible