With regard to the current situation concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and broadcasting public service announcements on community radio, the Community Media Association (CMA) has been in contact with NHS England, Public Health England, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), Health Protection Scotland, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department of Health and Social Care.
The CMA also is now in touch via Cabinet Office with contacts within the government media buying and planning agency and we await their response. We have been advised that at present there are on-going discussions in the Cabinet Office about a public communications strategy. These kinds of campaigns are generally led or coordinated by the Cabinet Office communications team.
The CMA is making the case to government that community radio is very well organised to support the media campaign on this issue and we will keep the sector posted of developments in this regard.
This is the current UK Government information updated as of 5th April:
And the public health guidance for employers has been published here