Writing a risk assessment
An introduction to writing a risk assessment as a music professional
This page provides guidance on performing during COVID-19 in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Be aware some areas of the UK will have localised restrictions. Make sure you check the details on your government and local council pages.
We will continue to update this page as developments arise. Each of the four nations of the UK has its own powers to tackle the pandemic, including the power to restrict activities or to release them in accordance with a timetable of its own devising.
Last updated: 05 January 2021
Following the government announcement of a new lockdown period from 5 January, you can find out what we know so far on our news story.
Updated 2 December
New restrictions apply in Northern Ireland from Friday 27 November until Friday 11 December.
Concert halls and theatres are not permitted to open to the public, but are permitted to open for rehearsals or live performances without an audience.
Updated 12 November
Scotland has moved to using local protection levels. You can find out your area's level on the Scottish Government website.
Key points from the Scottish tier system that will affect choirs and groups include the following guidance for venues:
Last updated 12 November 2020
Theatres and concert halls remain closed at present. Rehearsals can take place in line with the current guidance, which permits organised groups of 15 people indoors, and 30 people outdoors to meet subject to appropriate risk assessments and other mitigating measures, including social distancing, described in the government guidance for rehearsing and performing. Please see Sections 3.19 and 3.20 in particular.
If you are an ISM member, you can seek advice from our legal team on your personal situation by contacting [email protected].