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January Lockdown

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January Lockdown Statement

On Wednesday 6th January England will go into full lockdown, with Scotland already in lockdown, Wales at Tier 4* and Northern Ireland in higher restrictions. As an association, our members have a wide ranging number of business models, which don’t necessarily fall into one easily identifiable category. Therefore, we advise that all members should get in touch with their local councils to find out what financial support is available to them and any conditions that would stop them being able to receive this support (for example, closing the studios restricts access to the local restrictions support grant). We call upon the government to provide financial support and to make allowances for cultural institutions as they did during the previous November lockdown, so that as as many of our members can be supported during what is an unprecedented situation.

*Tier 4 in Wales is the equivalent of the previous firebreak without a fixed timescale