Whilst this increase to the Covid Recovery fund is obviously good news for the arts sector, there have been some within the industry taking a more reserved approach to the impact it might have. For example, Paul Fleming, Equity's general secretary, implied on Twitter that not enough was being done to support individuals working in creative roles. 

Producers have also expressed concern in The Stage that funding alone is not enough - this will need to be combined with tangible sector-targeted support to give producers and venues confidence to put work back on stage.