Coronavirus: what we're doing to keep our members safe and how you can protect yourself
We are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. It is vital for us to be in a position to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of both our members, visitors and staff.
To help combat the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure we’re able to continue offering all our services as usual, we have put a number of precautionary measures in place, including:
- Strengthening our business processes to ensure we’re able to operate all our services as usual
- Encouraging self-tapes for auditions and updating all our content and advice on this subject
- Preparing and investing in software to support remote auditions - we’ll soon be launching a new digital self-tape based casting system, allowing performers to upload self-tapes, complete their paperwork and submit their audition for a casting entirely from their phone
- Emphasising frequent and proper hand washing
- Cleaning high contact points more frequently e.g. door handles and lift buttons
- Providing hand sanitizer
- Postponing any member events - e.g. our Open House week which was due to be held in April will now be held later this year
- Providing more information and advice online rather than at events and face-to-face
In line with government guidance, we are continuing to operate as usual. We will continue to keep in touch with you and follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully.
You can also check these trusted websites for the latest advice and information:
- GOV.UK - for information about the UK government response
- NHS.co.uk - for medical information
- Acas.org.uk/coronavirus - for advice about handling coronavirus in the workplace
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel to kill viruses that may be on your hands. This is the best way to wash your hands
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Use a tissue or the crook of your elbow to cover your mouth and nose and wash your hands afterwards to prevent the virus spreading. Dispose of the tissue in a closed bin.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If your hands touch a surface contaminated by the virus, and you then touch your face, you could transfer the virus to your body. Find out why we touch our faces and how to stop!
- Maintain social distancing. Try to stay 1m (3ft) away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
If you are worried about coronavirus, you can get up-to-date advice at nhs.co.uk/coronavirus and if you need medical help, call 111.
If in doubt here is advice on self-isolating.