Guidance on working safely during COVID-19 in workplaces for music and music video production, including rehearsal and recording studios and A/V capture for music videos and / or live streaming. This guidance was drafted by UK Music Members AIM, BPI, MPG and MU with input from DCMS, Public Health England and the Health & Safety Executive. This guidance applies to England.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:
“Throughout this crisis, music has been a vital source of support and inspiration for many so we have been working closely with the industry on this important guidance to get production back up and running safely. Artists, musicians and producers should feel confident returning to studios and video sets to make new work for their fans.”
The Events Industry Forum, Association of Independent Festivals and Association of Festival Organisers have come together to produce guidance for music festivals in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Public Health England
As health policy is devolved Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland set their own regulations, if you own a venue or run a creative workspace it is your legal responsibility to be aware of and implement the guidance relevant for your area.
You can find the Welsh Government’s guidance for the phased return of the creative industries in Wales here.
You can find the Northern Irish Government’s guidance for a phased return for culture here.
It is important to remain aware that the guidance set out above can be superseded by a local lockdown and it is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the local situation which you can find out from your Local Authority if you are unsure.