Coronavirus Covid-19: Information and guidance

Updated: Apr 6



We are aware that coronavirus Covid-19 will be impacting members within the sector in a number of different ways. We appreciate this is a rapidly changing situation, we also recognise in particular those that will be impacted financially; we will continue our advocating for the needs of our members.


Collated information and guidance for those in the sector are listed below; this will be updated as the situation changes.


UK arts councils have produced the following guidance freelancers and publicly funded cultural organisations

Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk/news-and-announcements/coronavirus-information

Creative Scotland www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice

Arts Council of Wales/Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/coronavirus-covid-19-update-16-march

Arts Council of Northern Ireland artscouncil-ni.org/news/coronavirus-covid-19-advice

UK government advice

UK government response www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

NHS advice

NHS nhs.uk/coronavirus

NHS Inform Scotland) www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

NHS Direct Wales www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/

NHS Back on Track

Back on Track offers a variety of treatment options to assist with getting back on track.

The link provides further information, the different individual therapies offered and the variety of ways to access them.

https://www.backontrack.nhs.uk/

NHS Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/

Travel

UK government Foreign travel advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

World Health Organisation advice www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Benefits and self-employment

Universal Credit www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Employment and Support Allowance for people with a disability or health condition that affects how much they can work (including those who are self-employed) www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/eligibility

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE): Action concerning Coronavirus and advice for freelancers

https://www.ipse.co.uk/ipse-news/news-listing/coronavirus-ipse-activity-and-advice-freelancers.html

Mutual Aid Groups

Listing of already existing mutual aid groups.

https://freedomnews.org.uk/covid-19-uk-mutual-aid-groups-a-list/

COVIBOOK Available in over 19 languages.

Covid-19 Children’s book: Supporting and reassuring children around the world by author Manuela Molina.

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

COVIBOOK English

https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf

The Happiness Trap (Video/s) by Dr. Russ Harris, free resources

https://thehappinesstrap.com/free-resources/

Act Mindfully (audio) by Dr. Russ Harris, free resources

https://www.actmindfully.com.au/free-stuff/free-audio/

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