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Impact of Re-opening in England on Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Members

We fully support We Shall Not Be Removed’s seven inclusive principles, and Art Council England’s statement on inclusive recovery – and wish to state our continued commitment to supporting members and lobbying the Government for better support and clearer guidance.

Published: 20 July 2021 | 1:39 PM
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As the industry re-opens, no musician should be left behind or experience discrimination. Photo credit: Shutterstock

As of this week, the music industry re-opens with the removal of all remaining Covid restrictions in England. The MU understands that this will have a serious impact for many of our members, including disabled members, pregnant members and members who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.

The MU are committed to supporting these groups of members and will continue to promote the use of We Shall Not Be Removed (@WSNBRUK)’s seven inclusive principles, and lobby the Government for better support and clearer guidance to keep these groups of members safe and allow them to return to work safely.

The MU fully supports the statement from Arts Council England (@ace_national) regarding an inclusive recovery, and would also remind venues and organisations of their legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

As the industry re-opens, no musician should be left behind or experience discrimination. Any member who experiences discrimination or would like advice on returning to work should contact their Regional Office for support.

See our full overview of Covid restrictions for musicians across the UK.

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