Coronavirus/Covid-19: An update from Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme

We are very sorry to announce that in accordance with Government and Public Health England’s guidance, Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme (BMILS) will be closed with immediate effect from 24 March 2020 until further notice. We will be in contact with all borrowers as soon as we can.

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We thank you for your continued support of Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme (BMILS) during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

The safety and security of our borrowers, lenders and staff is important and we take this responsibility very seriously.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Public Health England’s guidance, BMILS will be closed with immediate effect from 24 March 2020. We will do everything we can to reopen as soon as we can and will continue to follow advice from UK Government and Public Health England. 

We will be in contact borrowers, lenders and donors as soon as we can.  Please be patient as it will take time to contact everyone individually.  In line with Government advice, our staff will be working from home and our telephone lines will be closed. Please be reassured that you will be contacted directly as soon as we are allowed to arrange appointments.  

For urgent enquiries please email through the contact pages on our website.  

Please do not post items to us during our closure period.

You can keep up-to-date with all our activities on our social media channels. Please send us emails with inspiring and cheerful news of your practice, tips for performing, technique, learning specific pieces or musical thoughts and short videos of your playing. We will look forwards to posting these.

We wish you all good health at this difficult time.

Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive BMT, Alison Palmer, General Manager BMILS 

Updated 12.30 on 24 March 2020