COVID-19: Infectious Diseases Contract Guidance


Updated: 17 March 2022

We’re pleased to announce the we have updated our dedicated contract and cancellation guidance to help mia members mitigate the impact of infectious diseases on future bookings, and ensure all parties are protected. 

Working with legal experts Mishcon de Reya, the step-by-step guidewhich can only be accessed by mia members, details all the actions venues operators should take to ensure they are totally transparent, and their cancellation policy is both fair and reasonable in all cases. 

The latest version of the paper includes an updated infectious diseases contract clause, which you can safely add to your existing contracts. We strongly recommend you do this, or that you work with your own legal teams, to have an appropriate clause prepared for your business. 

Preview the guidelines for contracts

 Guidelines for Contracts - V4

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