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We’ve Updated Our Advice for Teaching During Coronavirus

Following updated advice and further clarification from the devolved governments of the UK, we have updated our advice for musicians who teach in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

Published: 09 April 2021 | 3:55 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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The latest Government guidance on Covid-19 must always inform your decisions as to what activity is allowed and appropriate. Photo credit: Shutterstock

As the rules around what is allowed in schools, educational settings and private workplaces across the UK changes, we’ve received further clarification from the Government that has allowed us to update our advice for musicians who teach.

See our page on music teaching during Covid-19 for the full update.

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