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The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is offering support to the self-employed and those made redundant as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The PRCA will offer free individual membership until 1st October to anyone who has lost their job in the industry, or to anyone who is self-employed and has seen a significant decline in their income.

The offer is open to members and non-members alike, and the PRCA will take the word of self-employed practitioners that they have suffered losses.

Announcing the measure, PRCA Director General, Francis Ingham MPRCA, said:

“Sadly, plenty of people in our industry have already lost their job or their income, or will do so in the coming months. To help those people access resources, keep up their professional development, and interact virtually with their peers, we’re offering them 6 months free individual membership. This offer is open to anyone who has lost their job, or who has seen a significant decline in their self-employed income. They do not have to be PRCA individual members currently, and it doesn’t matter if their previous employer was a corporate PRCA member either.

"There is no small print - we shall take accept people’s own judgement when they say they’ve lost a ‘significant’ amount of self-employed income for example. It’s important that all of us in the PR community do our best for one-another, and this is our attempt to do just that, so that people can pick up new jobs and new contracts as quickly as possible.”

For information on how to take up this offer, please email