The most recent Lockdown measures in England are due to end next week on Wednesday 2 December. Northern Ireland and Wales have come to the end of their firebreak measures, but continue to be under strict restrictions, and Scotland is operating under a five tier system. In all areas if the UK, even where some live performance is permitted there are still huge restrictions on our members ability to work.
Throughout the pandemic, we have continued to press the Government on the musicians who fall through the gaps in SEISS. They have told us that they have plugged most of these gaps – but we know this isn’t true.
In order to present the Government with undeniable evidence on the action that they must take to protect musicians, we need proof. Please take part in our fourth Covid-19 impact survey to make sure that your voice is heard.
This time we’re asking for more detailed information, including your region and gender, so that we can reflect the changing restrictions geographically.
Be sure your voice is heard – take our Covid-19 impact survey to help us help musicians.
What we are calling on the Government for
Our focus at the moment is on lobbying for:
- Get workplaces open safely and viably with a Seat Out to Help Out Scheme
- Make increased project funding available for individuals through ACE and PRS Foundation so musicians can continue to write, record, rehearse, practice during this crisis and return to music post-pandemic
- Ensure SEISS continues to run alongside the furlough scheme and fill in the gaps for the excluded freelancers
By filling out this quick survey, you are helping us to make the best possible case for musicians during this very difficult time.