As of 9am on 2 April 2020, 163,194 people have been tested, of which 33,718 were confirmed positive.  As of 5pm on 1 April 2020, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,921 have died.

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ESSA Members

If you are an ESSA Member please logon to your members area where you will find additional resources on this subject including business advice that is currently being shared by your fellow members and what you should be doing and thinking about during this pandemic.  


In most cases Business Interruption Section for Communicable Disease is quite a standard exclusion.  It is therefore important to check the policy wording of your company insurances and refer to your insurers to confirm your level of cover. 

For ESSA members who trade under the ESSA terms and conditions of business (available in the Compliance Section - ESSA Website Member Zone), then Section 8 Force Majeure provides the contractor (you) with protection for any termination or partial completion of the contract as a result of circumstances that are beyond their reasonable control. In other words your client will have a contractual obligation to pay you even if the exhibitionists decide not to attend the show.

19.03.2020  Confirmation that government advise to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres etc. is sufficient for businesses to claim on their insurance where they have appropriate business interruption cover for pandemics in place.

Useful Links 

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