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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)

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


UK government 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)

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.


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

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



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