COVID-19 Guidance from the Sector
Published 13 March
Last Updated: 29 May
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the latest statements from the Federation click here.
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
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: email@example.com
Legal advice from Bates Wells around Coronavirus
Foreign travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Arts Council grant recipients:
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: Coronavirusfirstname.lastname@example.org
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
World Health Organisation guidance on COVID-19 Outbreak:
Working From Home advice
Slack like a pro with Wired
Remote working resources guide from Guild
Nice stress breaks
Classical music to stream at home: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/16/classical-music-opera-livestream-at-home-coronavirus
200 Years of Advice from the Old Vic - https://www.oldvictheatre.com/news/2017/12/200-years-of-advice
All the books to read in March: https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/48191/1/all-the-book-releases-to-read-in-march-2020
A guide to streaming in (self) isolation: https://bachtrack.com/article-streaming-online-guide-best-opera-concerts-ballet-march-2020
Netflix Party - watch your favourite Netflix shows with friends and family (from a safe distance): https://www.netflixparty.com/
The Science Museum’s Online Collection: https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/
Virtual museum tours from Google Arts and Culture: https://hyperallergic.com/547919/2500-virtual-museum-tours-google-arts-culture/
Seven movies going online early: https://www.techhive.com/article/3532460/these-7-movies-coming-to-vod-early-to-help-ease-your-coronavirus-anxiety.html
Gareth Malone’s Home Chorus bringing together isolated singers: https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/gareth-malone-home-choir-isolation-a4389961.html