Please read the COVID safety information below before attending a singing session - thank you.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE UNWELL
In preparation for our anticipated return to singing, we have undertaken a thorough risk assessment, guided by information from Making Music and in consultation with the Harbour Church.
Our priority is the safety of all our members, many of whom live with health conditions that mean they are extremely vulnerable to infection generally, let alone the COVID-19 virus.
Therefore, we have adopted the following rules:
ENTRY TO THE SESSION: please follow the instructions from committee members at the door. We enjoy a large membership, and some 'crowd control' will be necessary on arrival!
MASKS: to be worn by all (unless medically exempt) when inside the building, even when singing. This enables us to sit more closely together and enjoy the 'ensemble', and ensures everyone can see the Musical Director.
SEATING: please remain in your seats for the duration of the session, unless a trip to the facilities is required.
We all hate the masks!
No-one wants to sing in one, and yes, they fog up our glasses and make our noses itch. But we have a choice - sit some way apart, which means being unable to hear anyone else sing or feel part of the ensemble, or sit closer together with a mask on. For now, we're going with the masks, but we will reassess in due course when we see how many folks attend and what it's like in the hall.