Broadway will extend its vaccination requirements to children under the age of 12, meaning five to 11-year-olds will have to prove they are vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to enter theatres.

The Broadway League announced that the operators and owners of the 41 Broadway theatres in New York will require proof of vaccination from children, with the system coming into play on 14 December.

President of The Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin said: “With safety and security top of mind, we continue to stress the unrelenting desire that we have to keep our theatre-goers, cast and crew safe.

“As of Sunday, 5 December, we surpassed attendance with another two million theatre-goers and completed over 2,000 performances. We believe that our focus on safety has helped us achieve this milestone.”

St. Martin added: “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our theatres with their family and friends during this holiday season. There’s no time better than now to celebrate the return to theatre.”

Children between the ages of five and 11 will have to be accompanied by an adult who is also fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

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