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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice


Find advice and read the latest news on Coronavirus for musicians

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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

Our Head of Communications & Government Relations, Isabelle Gutierrez describes the “woefully inadequate,” response from the Government to protect musicians – and how we are lobbying against it.

CULT Cymru are surveying Union members working in the creative sectors in Wales, to find out more about how they’ve been affected by Covid-19.

Looking back on this year's Make Music Day – a global celebration of music which took place last month – we examine how it still succeeded during a global pandemic, and where you can go to catch the highlights you may have missed.

Since 1 August, employers have been required to pay National Insurance and pension contributions to staff on furlough.

UK Music’s Let The Music Play campaign has launched its second phase, calling for further support for the live sector during these difficult times.

Journalist Henry Yates describes how the “second charity livestream for the MU’s Coronavirus Hardship Fund featured homegrown talent performing in Sheffield, Devon, New Orleans and Montreal.”