Firstly, we want to reassure you that we are very much open for business, and remain committed to meeting your insurance and risk management needs during these difficult and uncertain times.
Media COVID-19 FAQ

With the considerable impact that COVID-19 has had on the music, sporting and event industry, and the shutdown of large areas of the media production industry, insurance policies are being tested. Many clients have raised questions about how different parts of their insurance programme will respond to Covid-19 and we are seeing some common themes. We’ve created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), which we hope you will find helpful.

Gallagher’s Entertainment & Media team are established specialists in the field of music and live entertainment as well as film, media and sports risks. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this sector in both insurance and risk management and we insure some of the world’s biggest tours, events, film and TV productions and entertainment risks.

Whilst our UK offices are closed in line with government guidelines, our team continues to operate remotely and work closely with clients to help with their insurance needs. We understand that your company may also be adjusting to a somewhat different way of working, so we promise to do everything we reasonably can to support you during this challenging and uncertain time.


Some of our answers are relatively generic as each policy wording is different. This FAQ document is designed to give high level information; it can’t take account of each of our clients’ particular circumstances or policy terms and conditions, and so if you have specific queries, please contact us directly and we’ll be able to advise.

Other Gallagher services

The current pandemic and in fact any long-duration event such as severe weather, natural catastrophes, death of a insured artist for example, can present numerous and complex issues to the entertainment and media industries. There are many ways Gallagher can help in times like these.

Risk management services

Gallagher provides robust risk management that can help you to mitigate or minimise the impact of business interruption for your business and your people.

Whether that’s reviewing crisis management plans, commercial contracts, key covers such as contingency insurance, film and production covers, general and employers liability insurance and/or travel/accident cover. We will work with you to analyse your risks to see what can be done to manage them at a contractual level or if appropriate what specialist insurance products you may need to manage the transfer of that risk away from your business and into the hands of insurers.

Business reviews

When there’s a significant, ongoing event to deal with and prioritise, it can be tempting to put aside some of the ‘business as usual’ meetings and projects. But we are committed to supporting you, whatever is happening in world that may be impacting your business.

Companies of all sizes can be vulnerable, and during challenging and uncertain times, it’s even more important to have adequate support in place. We are here to help and can arrange a time convenient with you to set up a video conference for a business review discussion if circumstances don’t permit meeting face to face.

If you have any questions about how our services could help you, or you would like to arrange your business review, please get in touch with us.