Rehearsals from February 2022
The Committee have discussed what precautions should be taken to keep rehearsals Covid-safe as far as possible, and now issues the following guidance. This guidance takes into account views from the membership, as well as current government guidance. It is based upon a desire to prevent infection arising from rehearsals as far as possible, whilst recognising that we must all now assume a degree of personal responsibility, both for our own safety and that of those around us. It relies on the good sense of all choir members, and the affection they hold for each other.
It is recommended that members take a lateral flow test on Mondays before attending rehearsals.
‘Signing in’ will continue.
PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU SET OUT FOR REHEARSAL:
- can you answer ‘no’ to the questions on the form?
- do you feel at all unwell in any way, or have a feeling that a cold may be starting? If so, PLEASE STAY AWAY!
You are asked to wear a mask on arrival, and to sanitise your hands as before. Please keep a sensible distance from others, keeping in mind that they may be less confident than you are.
If you wish to have a chat with someone, and you are both happy to move a little closer, please move away from the main body of the choir as you do so.
Seating will be distanced. If you are unhappy with the distance between your chair and the next, feel free to move it, and even to ask your neighbour for a little more space. Please be polite about this.
At all times, please be aware that not everyone feels the same way about covid-19 and the risks it presents. If we are considerate of each other, we can all help each other to stay safe.
What to do if you develop Covid-19 infection
If you feel unwell, we recommend you take a test – do not assume it is ‘just a cold’. If this proves positive, we ask you to telephone the Chairman, who will ask your permission to inform the rest of the choir, so that other members can take whatever steps are necessary or advisable, following government guidance, for them as individuals. You should of course, follow government guidance in terms of your own behaviour.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO REHEARSALS UNTIL YOU HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE ON TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS.