We are aware that our members are concerned about the impact the corona virus will have on their activities and several groups have approached us for advice. BAFM is not issuing its own guidance but we do recommend that you consult the following sources of information. Be aware that advice is changing from day to day so look out for updates, and follow the advice of your museum.

For the latest NHS advice see

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

The Heritage Alliance has produced a Guidance Hub document with links to sources of advice

www.theheritagealliance.org.uk

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has produced a guidance page with links to advice about meetings and events, and to the pages of funders which may be helpful if you are working on a finder scheme.

www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

The Charity Commission has extended the deadline for charities due to file their annual return that cannot do so at present.

www.gov.uk/government/news/filing-charity-annual-returns-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

On behalf of the board of BAFM I would like to extend my best wishes to all our members at this very difficult time and hope you are able to keep safe and well.

Alex Walker, Chair