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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

MU members can claim a 10% discount on Guildhall School's Coaching and Mentoring training sessions, helping musicians develop their skills as coaches and mentors.

For Irish folk singer and musician Cara Dillon, the Covid-19 crisis has been a particularly worrying time. But the urge to create and perform has culminated in an online concert with real emotional resonance. Read her profile as written by Andy Fyfe.

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.

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.”