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Safety Advice for Musicians Taking Part in Recording Sessions

We’ve published some studio safety advice for recording session musicians taking part in recording sessions during Covid-19.

Published: 26 May 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:30 PM
Photograph of a recording studio panel with an unattended microphone resting on it.
It’s likely that re-opened recording studios will present quite different working environments than they did the last time musicians inhabited them. Photo credit: Shutterstock

With the Government announcing a gradual reduction of lockdown conditions, it is likely that recording studios will soon be open for business again. Whilst this is welcome news for the music economy and for the livelihoods of many of our members, it does present some significant health and safety concerns.

It’s likely that re-opened recording studios will present quite different working environments than they did the last time musicians inhabited them, so we’ve collated some advice for members on the safety measures that should be in place to protect them from infection, and the new procedures they might be asked to adhere to under current Government guidance to keep everyone within the studio environment safe.

We have also provided essential advice on safe travel to and from the studio, food, hygiene, studio layouts and insurance.

We hope the advice will prepare members for expected new ways of working and enable them to make an informed decision on whether they feel safe to return to the studio yet.

Read our guidance on attending recording sessions during the outbreak.

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