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Please note that lockdowns across the UK mean that in many places, performances in front of a live audience are not able to take place. See our latest guidance on the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions.

Because so little is known definitely about the way the virus behaves and, given the possible consequences of exposure are so severe, at present advice should be on the side of caution.

The decision about returning to the workplace or performing in public is one that only you can take. You must make sure that you take adequate steps to review any relevant guidance and come to a sensible decision based on your own enquiries.

Our advice is for general guidance only and does not represent any instruction, encouragement or advice to return to or begin work. We can accept no liability for the consequences of your decision including any illness or other adverse impact.

To that end, we have put together advice for those returning to workplaces, for those postponing work and for those finding ways to work remotely and online.

Remember that if you return to a workplace, it is a venue’s responsibility to perform a risk assessment, although there are also some personal safety measures that you should be taking into consideration.

Latest Covid-19 news

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: MU Member Diljeet Bhachu’s Opening Speech to the STUC Black Workers’ Conference

This year’s STUC Black Workers’ Conference was chaired by MU Executive Committee member Diljeet Bhachu, who reflected on how challenging the previous 18-months have been for Black workers across Scotland, and the importance of solidarity across the Trade Union movement.

Published: 04 October 2021

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US Lifts Covid-19 Travel Ban

The MU has recently learnt via their friends at Tamizdat that the White House will be easing Covid-19 travel restrictions to the US.

Published: 24 September 2021

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Silhouette of a person holding up their hands in a heart shape, against a stadium audience at a live music event.

New Recovery Fund Opens in Northern Ireland to Support Individuals Working in the Arts and Creative Sectors

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and the Department for Communities (DfC), have today (Wednesday 15 September) opened a new recovery funding programme, co-designed to support individuals in the Arts and Creative sectors retain valuable skills.

Published: 23 September 2021

Read more about New Recovery Fund Opens in Northern Ireland to Support Individuals Working in the Arts and Creative Sectors

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