COVID-19 Update

Safety protocols

We are delighted to be able to rehearse together in-person again.


To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have put in place a number of protocols. These protocols are intended to make our rehearsals as safe as possible for our members. They are based on the assumption that everyone will treat their fellow singers with courtesy and respect and with everyone’s best interests at heart.

Conditions for attending

  • There is an expectation that, except where medically exempt, every member will have received a double vaccination along with the booster injection.

Conditions for not attending

  • You have COVID symptoms.

  • You are in quarantine.

  • You are shielding a vulnerable person.

COVID symptoms

According to the ZOE COVID study, the most important symptoms to look for are currently:

  • Runny nose

  • Headache

  • Sneezing

  • Sore throat

  • Persistent cough

  • Fever

  • Loss of taste and smell

Click and trace

  • A register will be taken at the entrance to the building. Please make sure that your name has been ticked and that we have your correct contact details.

  • Members producing symptoms during or after rehearsal must immediately arrange for a Lateral Flow Test. If this is positive, please contact stating your voice part and the row on which you were seated, the row in front of the MD being row 1. You should undertake a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis and inform Shelagh of the outcome.

Mitigating viral transmission

  • Aerosol: Windows and doors will be left open throughout the rehearsal. Please dress accordingly.

  • Masks: The wearing of masks is a matter of personal choice.

  • Droplets: Sanitiser will be provided, though members are advised to bring their own.

We continue to monitor the COVID situation closely. The protocols in place may change during the term. This page will be updated with the latest information when available.

Last updated: 10 June 2022