Rehearsal Procedures

IN ADVANCE OF ATTENDING REHEARSAL

Self-attest to wellness by answering the following:

Self - Questions for Covid-secure rehearsal:

Do you have any Covid-19 symptoms or had any in the last 7 days? (raised temperature, new persistent cough, loss of or change to your sense of taste or smell)

Have you been in close contact with anyone who has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

Have you been contacted by ‘Track and Trace’ within the last 14 days and told you should self-isolate?

Have you returned from abroad in the last 14 days and been told to quarantine?

Do you have any COVID-19 symptoms or had any in the last 7 days? (raised temperature, new persistent cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste?)

4 + 14 =

Please note

If any of the answers above is ‘Yes’, DO NOT come to the rehearsal.

If in doubt see further guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

It is up to each and every member to keep themselves and others safe by only attending if you are well enough to do so.

Self-Testing (Lateral Flow Testing)

Everyone is now able to self-test using a lateral flow kit. These are readily available free of charge from pharmacies and the test centre adjacent to the Kidderminster Harriers ground, along with other places. It would be responsible to self-test to ensure you are negative for Covid-19 before attending a rehearsal. This is up to each individual if you chose to take this extra precaution for yourself and others. If you test positive you MUST NOT attend rehearsal.

ATTENDING REHEARSAL

Please ensure you arrive at the Town Hall without unnecessary exposure to other people.

Face Masks – IMPORTANT

Please wear a mask to rehearsal and keep on until you are seated. You will need to wear a face mask for singing, unless you are exempt. Please use a face visor if you are unable to wear a mask. You may prefer to wear a shield/cage underneath your mask to hold it away from you mouth. These are readily available online from Amazon or similar. 

ENTRANCE

Entrance will be through the Front Door, please use the hand sanitiser there. A Committee member will greet you on arrival and record your name and choir number.  This will be recorded for Track and Trace requirements. Please ensure your details are up to date with Martin Lewis, our Membership Secretary.

Please also scan the QR code at the door on your phone, for Track and Trace, if you are able to do so.

The Committee member will also confirm that you have conducted the Covid-19 self-questions and check your temperature using a non-contact head thermometer.

Please observe social distancing throughout the entrance process and do not be tempted to mingle with other members.

DURING REHEARSAL

The rehearsal will run for 1 hour, with NO BREAK. If you need to take some air please do so, but individually please, using the exit to the side of the hall and re-entering from the front door.

Breaks have been cancelled to avoid any mingling of members.

Any drinks or refreshments that you might need during rehearsal should be brought along yourself for your own consumption. Please do not share with others and please take any rubbish away with you.

MUSIC

Only use your own music that you brought with you.

SEATING

You will be allocated a seat in the appropriate voice section. 

Your attendance will be recorded and this will be held by The Secretary for two weeks, so that it is available should Track and Trace become necessary.

All seating will be appropriately spaced in line with Government Guidelines.

Please keep your face mask on whilst seated and when singing.

Please do not move around or mingle with other members.

BATHROOM

Will be one in one out and you are reminded to wash hands for 20 seconds before leaving. Please queue in a socially distance way, and wait for the previous person to leave.

EXIT

Rehearsal will end with exit via the large glass doors to the right of the hall. Please observe social distancing when exiting and do not be tempted to mingle with other members.

Some members of the Committee will be designated responsibilities to ensure we comply with our obligations.  Please respect their role at all times.

AFTER REHEARSAL

If you become unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 you must follow Government guidelines and get tested. Please also advise the Secretary, Lindsay White (0777 599 6184) who will alert the Town Hall and pass on the necessary information for Track and Trace action. A copy of our full Risk Assessment for our Town Hall rehearsals is below for your reference along with a picture of how the hall will look for our rehearsals, for your reference.

Finally it’s been a long time but we hope slowly to welcome you back!