Arts Council England still accepts questionnaires from non-accredited museums who are interested in participating in the www.artscouncil.org.uk/supporting-arts-museums-and-libraries/uk-museum-accreditation-scheme The Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out the industry standards that allow museums to check and build on: we offer targeted training to people working in museums of all shapes and sizes to help connect, learn new skills and skills. Arts Council has published a specific faq document on accreditation during COVID-19. To accommodate this deferral, the accreditation status (full or provisional) of all accredited museums in the UK is extended by an additional 12 months. The requirement that a museum be open for accreditation has been lifted. Accredited museums may continue to apply for grants if accreditation is a condition of funding. We have specialist museum development managers for the region to advise you and connect you to wider networks. Vicky Dawson is our Technical Accreditation Advisor dedicated to helping accredited museums. Please contact us through Dropdown accreditation and the best person to answer your question will be in contact. Arts Council and South West Museum Development will write to all museums in the short term. The Arts Council has published a comprehensive briefing on the impact of these decisions on museums in the form of FAQs on their website www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid-19/our-open-funding-programmes#section-6 This suspension is to put pressure on museums in times of great uncertainty and recognizes that the corresponding business plans and budgets of the museums will not reflect the actual situation at the time of the evaluation. We advise and support you in your questions about the current rules and the accreditation standard itself.