Covid considerations for the Autumn term, from 9 September 2021
Our general aim is to approximate as closely as possible to normal singing conditions while ensuring that we are taking all reasonable precautions.
These are the measures that are in place:
The seating in the Church will be spaced out.
We would ask that you wear a mask while queuing to enter or leave the church and moving around within it, and that you ‘socially distance’ as much as possible. To this end we ask that you restrict socialising, before and after the rehearsal, to outside the Church.
We ask you to seriously consider taking a lateral flow test on the day of each rehearsal: our hope is that many people will wish to do this out of consideration for others.
Please use a hand sanitiser on entering the church.
Signing the register each week is now important.
The general expectation is that singing will be done without masks, though you are free to wear one, in which case you may wish to acquire one of the ‘singing masks’ that are on the market.
You may also wish to sit further distant from people and so are welcome to find a place for your chair that is comfortable for you (but from which you can see Duncan!).
The side doors and the back doors will be left open throughout the rehearsal to ventilate the space.
Otherwise, we are assuming that each person will act responsibly. This means that when you come:
you have no symptoms;
you have not tested positive within the previous 10 days;
you have not been contacted by test and trace;
you have not been told to self-isolate;
you have no temperature and you do not feel unwell or have any infection at all (eg cold or sore throat).
If you contract the virus between rehearsals, you must let the Membership secretary know by email and send a text message to her mobile phone (07772682658). Also send a copy of the email to the Chair. Importantly, you should let us know as soon as you have a positive LFT: do not wait for the result of a PCR test.
If you get Covid,