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, to help them prepare to return to work following lockdown.

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

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 came into effect on 30 June 2020 and extends until further notice. It will be reviewed every three weeks in line with the Government’s regular review of lockdown requirements.

Publication of this guidance does not signal a change in Scotland’s lockdown policy, except where otherwise indicated.

Because 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 in the best possible way for their particular space.

Next steps

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

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