Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors: First Report



1 Introduction

The DCMS sectors

Our inquiry

2 Sport

The impact of Covid-19 on recreational sport

Physical activity

Financial impact on organisations

Looking ahead

The impact of Covid-19 on elite sport

Financial impact

A football reset?

Disproportionate impact on women’s elite sport

3 Culture and the Creative Industries

The impact of Covid-19 on the performing arts


Live Music

Creative workforce

Engagement work

Digital arts

The UK’s creative environment

Government and non-departmental support for the performing arts

Employment and business support measures

Sector support package

Emergency support by non-departmental public bodies

Restarting the performing arts


4 Tourism

The impact of Covid-19 on inbound tourism

The impact on visitor attractions

The impact of Covid-19 on domestic tourism

Support for the tourism industry

The social and cultural benefits of tourism

5 The role of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital exclusion

Advocacy across Government

Taskforces and working groups

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Government funding during Covid-19

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 23 July 2020