We’ve been including all sorts of information and resources around Covid-19 in our monthly newsletters and will now be posting updates here to support you and your work in participatory arts.

We start with a reminder ‘guidance about the guidance’ round-up from across the UK.


Guidance for DCMS sectors in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Includes performing arts, outdoor events, libraries, museums, heritage, youth sector, sport & recreation, gyms/leisure facilities

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities (including community centres and village halls)


AWA Member ArtWorks Cymru has a dedicated page here bringing together official guidance: from the Welsh Government for culture and heritage destinations and venues for a phased return; for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants; and for re-opening village and community halls (the latter from Third Sector Support Wales).


The Scottish Government guidance documents are set out here including for creative studios and shared workspaces; events; museums, galleries and heritage attractions; libraries; and community learning and development sector. Plus there’s a culture and creative support document.

Northern Ireland

Arts Council NI have a page for coronavirus advice that’s regularly updated here.