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Recording Studio Guidance Published by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has published new guidance for the creative industries, in particular for providers and users of creative studios in Scotland, for safer working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published: 01 July 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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Non-office based indoor workplaces can now operate in Scotland depending on their individual circumstances. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The guidance came into effect immediately on publication, on 30 June 2020, and will apply until further notice.

The guidance details how – in line with the Scottish Government’s lockdown phase two – non-office based indoor workplaces can now operate. However, some studios may open at a later date due to their individual circumstances and the required preparatory work for ensuring physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures.

It goes on to explain the current legislation, workforce planning, training and next steps. You can read the advice on the Scottish Government’s website. Scottish member’s may also find our Health & Safety advice for musicians returning to recording studios during the Covid-19 recovery phases helpful.

The MU was consulted, and fed into, the creation of this guidance. We have also been involved in the Scottish Government’s development of other creative industries guidance on Events, Performing Arts and Venues – which are still due to be released.

We’ll be keeping members updated on how Covid-19 recover guidance from the UK governments affects musicians’ workplaces in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. If you’re not a member you can still sign-up for our regular coronavirus email updates.

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