COVID-19: FREELANCERS AND BUSINESSES

With both freelancers and businesses currently having to face unprecedented times, we have gathered advice and information from across the sector to try and provide answers and guidance as best we can to those who need it.

This page will be updated as the situation develops, and if you have any links or articles that you believe our community would benefit from, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@screenalliancewales.com.

Please find below links to relevant articles and up to date news surrounding COVID-19 and its fallout.

Stay safe and please do get in touch if we can be of any further help.

Team SAW

 

Advice for Freelancers and Businesses

Official Government Advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS Information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Welsh Government Information

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

 

ADVICE FOR FREELANCERS:

Claim a grant through the COVID-19 Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

BBC Advice for Self Employed

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52053914

Martin Lewis Advice

https://biz.blogdady.com/martin-lewis-explains-what-self-employed-earnings-assist-means/

Hardship Funds for Freelancers and Self Employed

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aDxpqxRHrkUAWdtY7lJICSqdOy4vWltX/view

Advice from IPSE (Independent Professionals and the Self Employed)

https://www.ipse.co.uk/ipse-news/news-listing/coronavirus-ipse-activity-and-advice-freelancers.html

Things to consider if you’re a freelancer

https://www.leapers.co/articles/2020-03-09/freelance-tips-for-coronavirus

Tax helpline for Businesses and Self Employed

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Working Abroad

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Employment and Support Allowance

https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance

Equity Advice

https://www.equity.org.uk/coronavirus-advice

Broadcast

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/indies/super-indies-draw-strength-from-global-networks/5148406.article

 

ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES:

Welsh Government Support for Businesses

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-support-businesses

Business News Wales

https://businessnewswales.com/coronavirus-business-support/

 Government financial support for you or your business https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873676/Covid-19_fact_sheet_18_March.pdf

Tax Helpline for Businesses

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance for Small Businesses

https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources-page/advice-to-small-businesses-and-fsb-members-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.html

Legal Advice from Bates Well

https://bateswells.co.uk/insights/?campaign=coronavirus

Legal Advice from CIPD

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/health-safety/coronavirus-factsheet

 

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES:

Advice for both

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NTL%20March%202020&utm_content=NTL%20March%202020+CID_a337abeb5d76e5366836ea87874b6b0c&utm_source=Acas%20National%20Email%20Marketing%20Live&utm_term=handling%20coronavirus%20at%20work

 

USEFUL WEBSITES:

British Film Commission

http://britishfilmcommission.org.uk/british-film-commission-issues-covid-19-statement-and-call-for-action/

https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/covid-19-answering-questions-screen-sectors

Arts Council Of Wales

https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/arts-council-wales-responding-coronavirus-covid-19

https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/creative-learning-through-arts-responding-covid-19coronavirus

Creative Scotland

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice

Creative England

https://www.creativeengland.co.uk/covid-19-guidance/

BFI Information

https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/message-about-coronavirus-industry-bfi-chief-executive-ben-roberts?utm_content=buffer788bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterbfi&utm_campaign=buffer

Directors UK

https://www.directors.uk.com/news/covid-19-faqs-for-directors-uk-members

Screen Daily

https://www.screendaily.com/news/coronavirus-film-and-tv-latest-follow-screens-coverage/5148020.article

Incorporated Society of Musicians

https://www.ism.org/advice/coronavirus-stay-informed

Bectu

https://bectu.org.uk/article/covid-19-coronavirus/

 

MENTAL HEALTH:

NHS - Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

Write Yourself Calm

https://philippadavies.net/2020/03/23/write-yourself-calm-lists-get-creative/

Nature - 7 Tips to Manage your Mental Health

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00933-5

Mental Health Foundation

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

 

WORKING FROM HOME:

BBC Advice

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51868894

Independent Advice

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/coronavirus-working-from-home-tips-outbreak-how-to-a9374806.html