The government is being urged to ease social distancing for musicians, so more of them can get back performing and recording.

Musicians’ Union leader Horace Trubridge suggests musicians could play “side by side” to lessen the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The 2m rule was “overkill” at a “bleak” time for his members, he added.

The government said it welcomed “creative and innovative” ideas to help the UK’s “brilliant” musicians.

Coronavirus means theatres, pubs, clubs and other indoor music venues will be closed for the foreseeable future, while promoters have cancelled all the UK’s main festivals.

Read more on the BBC website.