As we face an unprecedented time, including the closure of performing arts venues, the need to protect the industry and support the physical and mental wellbeing of our invaluable workforce is greater than ever.

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with school closures, heightened caring responsibilities and their increased likelihood to be self-employed having an extreme impact on financial and mental wellbeing.

PiPA has created a series of dedicated resources, alongside a compilation of industry guidance, external support and family friendly resources for Performing Arts professionals in response to the ever-changing circumstances.

Please be aware that guidance and government advice is constantly being updated. The NHS provide public information about the virus and the latest advice on how to protect yourself. You can also read more about the government's response to the ongoing crisis, including eligibility for statutory support here.

PiPA Resources:

External Support:

PiPA is grateful for the valued support from the following charities and organisations.

Further Industry Guidance:

Scotland:

Family Friendly Resources:

  • Work+Family remote working webinar
  • Working Families Coronavirus FAQ's
  • Gingerbread Coronavirus advice for single parents
  • Pregnant Then Screwed Covid-19 helpline for pregnant women and parents
  • What's Going On? English Touring Theatre have created a short video for kids (and adults!) featuring Stephen Mangan and Daisy Haggard explaining simply why we have to stay inside
  • Carers UK Coronavirus help and advice for carers
  • Mencap Coronavirus advice and resources for parents and carers of those with learning disabilities.
  • Scope Coronavirus advice for carers who live in a seperate household to those they care for.