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Theatre Work during Covid-19

For an overview of how current rules and regulations around Covid-19 may affect theatre musicians on a nation by nation basis – please see our Covid-19 restrictions page.

Last updated: March 30, 2022
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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: May 20, 2022
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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: March 30, 2022
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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: March 30, 2022
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Postponed and Rescheduled Work

Checking your contractHere are some points it’s important to consider when being offered contracts for new work:  1. If the date of your original contract has been postponed by...

Last updated: March 30, 2022
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Covid-19 Variations for Studio Sessions

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Last updated: June 10, 2021
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Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grants

The Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is currently closed. We are continuing to lobby for support for musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic, and you...

Last updated: December 20, 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: October 19, 2021
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Live Streaming in a Place of Worship, Including Organists

Streaming rights for church musiciansIn some cases, places of worship are beginning to opt for the use of streaming technology to broadcast services to their congregations...

Last updated: March 22, 2022
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Government Measures for the Music Industry

Whilst many of the Government’s measures to provide support for musicians and businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic are no longer in place, the Omicron variant and subsequent...

Last updated: March 30, 2022
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Musicians Personal Safety at Gigs

The basic health & safety for the area in which you are required to perform is the responsibility of whoever contracts you. They have to co-ordinate things with the owners of...

Last updated: March 22, 2022
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Donate to Support Music

The MU launched the Coronavirus Hardship Fund in response to the widespread cancellation of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we’re proud to have supported many members...

Last updated: January 1, 2022
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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: March 30, 2022
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Grants and Financial Support

Parental grantParental grants of £275 are available to all new parents who are MU members. Check if you are eligible for the grant before applying.The parental grant is...

Last updated: March 28, 2022
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Employment Rights for Teachers

Access to Statutory Sick Pay, Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will depend on your employment status. See the Government website for the latest...

Last updated: May 26, 2022
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Live Performances during Covid-19

Because the possible consequences of exposure to the virus are so severe, at present advice should be on the side of caution.The decision about returning to the workplace or...

Last updated: March 30, 2022
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Sources of Financial Support

The Government's Self Employed Income Support Scheme should offer financial relief to some musicians, and you can read the full details here. You may also find the alternative...

Last updated: December 20, 2021
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Music Teaching during Covid-19

Guidance is produced by the UK Government (for England) and by the devolved governments for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The advice on this page covers:Teaching in...

Last updated: March 3, 2022
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