COVID-19 Guidance from the Sector

Published 13 March
Last Updated: 29 May

March 13, 2020

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from government is constantly being updated. 

We have collated advice from across the sector to provide guidance to those in the creative industries who are affected by the Coronavirus and its fallout. 

We will be updating this webpage regularly as the situation develops. If you would like to add any guidance or resources from your organisation, please email

To read the latest statements from the Federation click here

General advice:

Support from government - a breakdown of all relevant support which has been announced

Official government advice including sections for employers and businesses

The coronavirus bill - what it will do

EU guidance on COVID-19

Budget 2020 support for those affected by COVID-19

Guidance for self-employed

Click here.

Guidance for businesses

Click here.


Click here.

What Next? are currently collating mitigation strategies from different cultural organisations. If you have drafted a risk mitigation strategy for Coronavirus that you are willing to share, then please send to Lizzie:

Legal advice

Legal advice from Bates Wells around Coronavirus

Touring organisations:

Foreign travel advice:  

Arts Council grant recipients:

Arts Council England resource

If you are a National Portfolio Organisation or Music Education Hub, please contact your Relationship Manager if you have a specific question or concern about your organisation and the effects of the Coronavirus.

ACE have also set up a central email address for all other queries:

Public health:

Advice for patients is available on NHS Choices regarding symptoms 

Public Health England have published a Q&A about the virus on their blogpost.

Mental health / holistic support

Support from Leapers on mental health during the Coronavirus emergency

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing 

World Health Organisation guidance on COVID-19 Outbreak:

Working From Home advice

Top tips for self-isolating from Creative England

Digital marketing recommendations during COVID-19

Slack like a pro with Wired

Remote working resources guide from Guild

Nice stress breaks

Classical music to stream at home:

200 Years of Advice from the Old Vic -

All the books to read in March:

The books that always cheer us up:

A guide to streaming in (self) isolation:

Netflix Party - watch your favourite Netflix shows with friends and family (from a safe distance):

The Science Museum’s Online Collection:

Virtual museum tours from Google Arts and Culture:

Seven movies going online early: 

Gareth Malone’s Home Chorus bringing together isolated singers:

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