Our COVID-19 Precautions

Covid requirements updated September 2021
Inevitably we have had to change some of our practices to ensure we are keeping all our members as safe as possible. These are unusual times and we are uncertain how the Autumn Covid infections will impact our singing.
From September:
  • You must NOT attend rehearsals if you feel unwell
  • You MUST sign in each week. We will require you to provide contact details the first time you sign in so we have an effective process for contacting people if anyone tests positive for Covid. Please ensure that if these change at any time they are updated.
  • We would prefer you to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building (as soon as you reach your seat you may remove your mask if you would like to)
  • We will not be wearing masks for singing
  • Although we will want to be sociable, please be aware of keeping a safe distance between yourself and others at all times
  • Please enter, using the Church door (to the right of our usual side door entrance)
  • We will ask you to sanitise your hands on arrival
  • Doors (both ends of the room) and windows will be open to allow plenty of ventilation; please make sure you have extra layers in case the temperature drops
  • We will space out in the Church to allow a sensible distance between singers and will keep every other chair free
  • We will have a one-way system in place to toilets etc.
If you test positive for Covid and have attended a rehearsal during the last 10 days, you MUST inform our Secretary - Kathy Leach, or our Chair - Sally Banham, by email or telephone.  Contact details below:
Kathy Leach: kathy@leaches.co.uk  01793 812175 / 07813 615318
Sally Banham: sally.banham4@gmail.com 07778 038963
We will then inform all choir members who attended the rehearsal that one of our group has tested positive for Covid, and we may decide to cancel the next choir rehearsal to minimise the risk of spreading infection.  All decisions will be posted on our website.
As of 16th August, Government guidance does not require fully vaccinated adults to self-isolate if they have been a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case, unless they develop Covid symptoms. Getting a PCR test is recommended but not legally required.  Of course, choir members should get a PCR test if they develop Covid symptoms, limit close contact with others for 10 days, and let Kathy or Sally know if the test result is positive.