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Coronavirus Covid-19: Information and guidance

Updated: Jul 1, 2022



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.






UK government advice


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


NHS advice


NHS Inform Scotland) www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus



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.


NHS Every Mind Matters


Travel

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


Benefits and self-employment


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


Mutual Aid Groups

Listing of already existing mutual aid groups.


COVIBOOK Available in over 19 languages.

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


COVIBOOK English


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


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

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