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Contracts and Income Loss

Advice for musicians on how Covid-19 could affect your contracts and income.

Last updated: 19 October 2021

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 guidance and come to a sensible decision based on your own enquiries.

Our advice is for general guidance only and does not represent any instruction, encouragement or advice to return to or begin work. We can accept no liability for the consequences of your decision including any illness or other adverse impact.

See our latest guidance on the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions across the four nations.

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