AudioUK COVID-19 Production Guidelines

COVID-19 Production Guidelines

AudioUK is a member of the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Broadcasting, Film and Production Working Group and has produced guidance for working safely in audio production during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance has been prepared in consultation with DCMS and 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.

On 2 December the England-wide lockdown was replaced with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country. Full information on the local restrictions can be found here.

Our 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.

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.

Mental Health advice

A number of members have asked for advice on tackling mental health issues in the current highly pressured environment. Alongside the Audiotrain event above, we wanted to share this link from the mental health charity, Mind, on mental health at work. There’s helpful advice for yourself, for your staff, and also details of the training and support they offer.

For other information relating to Government support during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our post on COVID-19.

Commenting on this guidance: if you would like to make any suggestion on how we could improve this guidance please email admin@audiouk.org.uk