Live rehearsals during COVID - this will be updated before 6 September

Important information for all those attending live rehearsals

Please read carefully well ahead of attending rehearsals as there are some actions which you may need/wish to take This document is extracted from the risk assessment which we are required to draw up for any venue we use. At the time of writing, we hope to meet in St Peter's and St Paul's Church but this is still to be confirmed by the PCC.  We will be following all Government/PCC rules on meeting and singing together and therefore must await confirmation of those rules. However, it is important that all who plan to attend rehearsals read it carefully and take any actions required.


Before attending 

  • Members will be asked to advise the Board of their intention to attend the rehearsal to enable seating plan to be decided

  • All attendees must provide their mobile phone details to enable Test and Trace contact in the event of an incidence of a positive case notified following rehearsal

  • All attendees are encouraged to take a Covid-19 Rapid Antigen test ahead of attending. These are available from the NHS and pharmacies at no cost and come in packs of 6.

  • There will be no access to kitchen facilities at the venue, so attendees must bring their own drinks

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or generally feeling unwell, you should not attend the rehearsal


On arrival at the venue

  • We may ask you to wear a mask to enter the church  

  • Anti-bacterial hand gel to be used by all on entry


Once inside the building

  • Door marshal in place to ensure social distancing is maintained on entry 

  • Once in the building an aisle marshal (Tina) will direct members to their marked places, as Soprano, Alto or Tenor.

  • Members must remain in their place, either seated or standing throughout the rehearsal

  • To minimise risk, there will not be an interval. The rehearsal will begin at 7.30 p.m. and we will end at 9.15 p.m.

  • All attendees must bring their own drinks: there will be no access to the kitchen

  • Access to toilet facilities will be managed by the aisle marshal: you may be asked to use the cleaning materials provided to wipe any surface you have touched. Access will be one at a time. Masks should be worn if you must leave your place for any reason

  • All musical and sound equipment will be provided by GCGC attendees and removed at the end of the rehearsal 

  • Members will be dismissed from the venue in a managed and orderly fashion by aisle marshals to prevent close contact

  • Members will be reminded not to gather outside the building

It is possible that some cleaning of the venue, once it is known, will be required and we would be looking for a small group of three or four to do this. Please let Jan know if you can help. All cleaning materials and gloves will be provided