With the Government continuing to vacillate and exhibit incoherence regarding the risks involved with the Indian variant, finding the latest Covid-related regulations for non-professional choirs has become an exercise in patience, determination and tenacity.
On Tuesday May 18th we eventually discovered updated guidance from the Government/DCMS by using the Google search "amateur choirs Covid-19" which took us to a somewhat obscure link:
Here it states that non-professional singers should be limited to a single group of 6 indoors, which means we cannot yet return to "in-person" rehearsals indoors.
DCMS confirmed to Classic FM: “We must take a cautious and phased approach in easing restrictions. Changes in step three in line with wider social contact rules mean an amateur choir or performance group of up to six people or two households can now sing indoors, and outdoors in groups of up to 30.”
So good to know that the well-being of non-professional choirs such as ours appears to be right at the forefront of the Government's road-map to get us all back singing again !!!! (We wish!!)