COVID-19 Guidance

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary measures to support people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Arts Council England and Creative Scotland have provided support packages and changes to funding for individuals and organisations to provide relief.

As the One Dance UK team, we are here to ensure the dance sector thrives through these challenging times. We continue to strongly advocate for dance and will share news, updates, resources and online events to the sector and from our members on our wide-reaching platforms.

 We kindly ask that you first contact us by email and please feel free to call us on these numbers.


Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Help for freelancers and self-employed: how to claim a grant

COVID-19 Universal Credit

How to claim Universal Credit

COVID-19 Support for businesses

VAT and Income tax deferrals, grants, SSP, business rates relief etc,

COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme for Employers and Agencies

How and when to claim for wages costs including Zero-Hour contracts employees and agency staff

COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme Guidance for Employees

Check if you’re eligible for your employer to put you on temporary leave (furlough) and your other rights in this time


ACE’s COVID-19 support for organisations and individuals





ACAS (the Advisory and Conciliation Service) has COVID-19 workplace guidance for employers and employees.

Equity has advice to members.

Please STAY AT HOME to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home


Find the latest and full round of NHS advice here.

For international travel and touring please stay up to date with latest FCO travel-advice.

We join with you in pushing dance and the arts as a beacon of hope and will share new, safe and inventive ways to reach people of all ages. We are following the situation closely as it develops and are talking to DCMS regularly to not only keep track of the government’s response but also to feedback the concerns of, and impact on, the dance sector and our members.