Coronavirus guidance for creative studios and shared workspaces

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the creative industries in Scotland, in particular for providers and users of creative studios.

It has been developed in collaboration with studio providers, artists, creative practitioners, employers and trade unions from across the creative sector, and applies to creative production and activities in a range of different types of studios.

The guidance is part of a series of documents on working safely in different types of workplaces. Topics include:

  • performing a risk assessment
  • workforce management and well-being
  • implementing safety measures within the studio space (including a checklist of actions)
  • how to work safely within a studio or shared environment
  • training and compliance

You can also read an operational guide for studio providers as well as an operational guide for studio users. 

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Anyone who works in the creative industries in Scotland, and in particular those who work in or provide creative studios or other shared workspaces.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

This guidance will be reviewed every three weeks in line with the Government’s regular review of lockdown requirements.

Every studio context is different. It is essential that workspace providers work with creatives and other studio users to ensure all risks have been properly assessed and the guidelines have been applied for their particular space.

There is an increased risk of Legionnaire’s Disease when buildings have been out of use, or not running at full capacity. This is because water systems may become stagnant when not in use, increasing the risk of legionella within water supplies.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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