Association of British Orchestras

The ABO represents the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Friday 27 March

Our latest communication to members was sent out at 10am on 27 March. If you did not receive this, a copy can be found in the Advice and Factsheets section of the Members Area.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT IN THE ABO OFFICE AT THIS TIME

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Tuesday 27 March

Our latest communication to members was sent out on 27 March. If you did not receive this, a copy can be found in the Advice and Factsheets section of the Members Area. All other recent communications on Coronavirus and guidance can also be found there. If you wish to be added to our mailing list please contact Emily.We are aware that members are understandably concerned with the ongoing developments in regard to Coronavirus. We are in regular contact with key stakeholders including DCMS and will keep members informed of developments.Members are encouraged to keep referring to the guidance from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth office as well and may find the other links below useful:Help MusiciansHM Treasury Budget 2020 support for those affected by Covid-19

Coronavirus - advice for ABO members

The Government has issued guidance to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 including: how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19; what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting; what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas; and advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from Covid-19.

BREXIT – FTA OR NO DEAL?

The ABO has published its latest factsheet on Brexit, which outlines likely scenarios for immigration and touring at the end of the Implementation Period.

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Specialist managers meetings

SMMs are one of the ABO’s key services that are most valued by members.
Each group of managers meets twice a year to discuss topical issues and hear from pertinent speakers.

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