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Coronavirus Guidance

Normal hygiene precautions. In order to slow the spread of Covid-19, please observe the advice on the NHS website which has some important guidance on catching and spreading...

Last updated: July 7, 2021
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Contracts and Income Loss

The decision about returning to the workplace or performing in public is one that only you can take. You must make sure that you take adequate steps to review any relevant...

Last updated: July 20, 2021
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Loss of Income Cover

There is no insurance that we are aware of that covers loss of income to an individual following the closure of a business from Covid-19, or any other cause.If your employer or...

Last updated: January 6, 2021
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Finance and Employment Advice during Covid-19

In this guidance section you will find information about Sources of financial assistance, including Hardship Funds and Government schemesGovernment support for the music...

Last updated: July 12, 2021
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Postponed and Rescheduled Work

Some music venues are beginning to look to host gigs that have been cancelled, and are beginning to schedule accordingly.It’s vital that the industry gets back on its feet and...

Last updated: January 6, 2021
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MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

EligiblityThe fund is open to any current MU member who:Is currently paying for the following subscription rates in full or by direct debit: standard Membership, Joint...

Last updated: September 7, 2021
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MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund FAQs

Why can I only receive £200?This is intended to be immediate, urgent relief for musicians facing financial hardship right now. We have already distributed £1.3M to members, and...

Last updated: August 4, 2021
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MU Membership Subs Holiday

The MU launched the Subscription Holiday scheme in response to the widespread cancellation of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re proud to have supported many...

Last updated: July 12, 2021
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Recording Work during Covid-19

Recording studios are open across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, it remains important to follow the necessary steps to mitigate the risks of catching...

Last updated: August 20, 2021
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Donate to Support Music

Musicians have been critically impacted by the current crisis. From losing teaching work, through to cancelled gigs, venue closures and orchestras fighting for survival...

Last updated: March 10, 2021
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Live Performances during Covid-19

Please note that lockdowns across the UK mean that in many places, performances in front of a live audience are not able to take place. See our latest guidance on the Government...

Last updated: July 9, 2021
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Health and Safety for Live Performance Venues during Covid-19

These guidelines can apply to musicians, engagers, venue owners and contractors. Please not that this is not an exclusive list. For more detail, please read our more detailed...

Last updated: July 26, 2021
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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grants

Those eligible for the third SEISS grant must make their claim through the Government's website on or before 29 January 2021. There will also be a fourth SEISS grant covering...

Last updated: July 12, 2021
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Playing in a Place of Worship, Including Organists

Please note that lockdowns across the UK mean that in many places, performances in front of a live audience are not able to take place. See our latest guidance on the Government...

Last updated: July 12, 2021
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Government Measures for the Music Industry

Although we’ll keep updating this page with relevant information, to keep on top of the most recent developments we recommend checking the relevant pages for the governments of...

Last updated: April 30, 2021
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Theatre Work during Covid-19

On this page you’ll find out more aboutHow we’re lobbying the Government to better protect theatre musiciansOur latest negotiations with SOLT and UK Theatre regarding COVID...

Last updated: May 17, 2021
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