AudioUK COVID-19 Production Guidelines

COVID-19 Production Guidelines

This guidance has been prepared in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) with input from audio professionals, content producers and broadcasters, the music industry, industry bodies, unions and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This guidance provides background information and risk assessment guidance for professional audio production, including making audio content for radio broadcast, podcasting, audiobooks and activities such as studio hire for the above.

The guidelines include detail on compliance with essential requirements as well as additional considerations which may need to be addressed depending on the nature of your business or activities.

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Please read our guidance in conjunction with the latest Government statement, published on 22 September 2020.

Download the latest version of our COVID-19-Returning-to-Production-Guidance.

Please refer back here on a regular basis as our guidelines will be being regularly updated in accordance with the latest Government guidance.