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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice


Find advice and read the latest news on Coronavirus for musicians

Please use our advice finder above to jump to the relevant guidance.

First and foremost please monitor the updates issued online by the government and comply with all guidance provided. Some other general points it’s wise to consider include:

Latest Coronavirus news

Outdoor live performance in front of audiences permitted in England under new Government performing arts guidance.

Richard Steggall has written to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with regards to his recent announcements regarding the guidance on playing wind and brass instruments.

Music production guidance is now available to enable professional music production to restart with confidence and clarity.

New guidance from the Government means that organists can now practice in places of workship, as long as the right measures are in place.

MU National Organiser for Live Performance, Dave Webster, discusses how it does now seem possible for some live music to take place at weddings in England only – however it’s unlikely that anyone will be doing The Macerena any time soon.

In part-two of Sam’s blog on monetising livestreamed performances, he talks with Artistic Director Kenneth Killeen about what the future may look like for venues, performers, and monetized livestreamed performances.