Reopening guidelines for studios and production rooms

Social distancing, hygiene and PPE guidance from the Music Producers Guild.

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As lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK, it seems likely that studios, production rooms and practice spaces might reopen within the next couple of months. With he Music Producers Guild has shared an exhaustive guide to best practice as studio life returns to normal.

Outlining advice for travel to and from the studio, managing risk, social distancing, hygiene, PPE and more, the Guild’s advice is to minimise risk wherever possible:

Social Distancing

Implementing social distancing is likely to be the biggest challenge studios will face, given the need to maintain a 2m distance between clients and staff wherever possible. The following measures should be considered:

• Keeping the number of people attending a session to a minimum, which reduces the number of individuals anyone can come into contact with.

• Paying particular attention to staff who may come into contact with large numbers of people such as receptionists – installing plexiglass screens should be considered if possible.

• In larger facilities it may be useful to divide groups of clients and staff into cohorts / teams of the same people working together to reduce number of contacts

• For those directly involved in a project but not performing in the studio, consider whether remote access would be a reasonable option.

Although the advice is aimed at commercial studios in the UK, the principles will also apply to any shared studio or performance space around the world (although it goes without saying that you should follow the rules wherever you are.

You can read the guidelines in full here.

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