Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidance

We will update our Coronavirus Guidance regularly, signposting you to the most relevant sources of information.

The Prime Minister has announced the move to Plan B in England, which includes mask wearing, changes to testing requirements and the use of Covid passes.

PM opening statement at COVID-19 press conference: 08/12

Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England: 08/12

Carrying out mandatory COVID-19 status checks at your venue or event: 13/12

Using your NHS COVID Pass at venues and settings in England: updated 13/12

The Chancellor has announced (21/12/2021) that additional support will be available for businesses, with £30m in funding for the Culture Recovery Fund to support organisations such as theatres, orchestras & museums through the winter to March 2022. Press Release 21/12/2021 £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK

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Museums are asked to log concerns they are experiencing with the Arts Council at


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