Hi everyone! We are really looking forward to our short singing meet-ups and have had such a good response to the shout out, that we have enough interest for 7 sessions!!!
If you have a copy of this booklet can you please bring it with you, If you would like to have a little run through of the songs before hand, we will be singing
We'll Meet Again (for Vera), When You're Smiling, Que Sera Sera and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. We probably will also touch on My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean...in some way.
You should have had a call about your session and been asked to read the Rules and Guidance notes below. We hope that a successful run, will enable us to follow up throughout the summer.
GUIDANCE & RULES: for participants of M.C.S.C. outdoor sessions at The Memorial Rose Garden, Trinity Church, March : 24th & 26th June 2020
Access to the garden is via ramp or steps. Please be aware of your surroundings.
Weather - If it is hot, please bring water with you, wear a sun hat and sun-cream if you need to. If light rain is forecast, the session will not be cancelled, but please bring an umbrella and dress accordingly. If storms or moderate to high winds are forecast, then the session will be postponed.
COVID 19 Regulations
As of time of planning the choir will be obeying social distancing rules: up to 6 people (including Sally) to meet outdoors with a social distance of at least 2 metres2 each. It is known that the act of singing carries a higher risk of transmission of coronavirus than just talking, due to the increased production of aerosols – minute droplets produced within our bodies when we speak and sing – which are projected further and remain suspended in the air. Taking our singing outdoors plus social distancing, should give increased air flow around us, so these aerosols should (in theory) circulate or disperse more widely (not hang in the air). However, there is no current research to draw from, so it is impossible to predict how these aerosols will circulate during the session that you participate in. To help mitigate the ‘unknown’, short sessions will take place and you will be allocated a session and a space to sing from.
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR ANY OTHER SESSION.
Guidance into the use of masks for singing is mixed : some studies show that masks hinder breathing and sound production and can also lead to deeper inhalation of whatever is trapped within the mask. Some choirs in Europe are wearing masks indoors. If you feel you would prefer to wear a mask, SR is happy to leave it to individual preference. Government guidance for primary schools produced 15th June 2020 cite singing as a permitted activity. If you are in any way uncomfortable about any of the above, please take time in making your decision about taking part. Please note that should Government regulation change and/or March is declared a Covid 19 hotspot, then these arrangements will be subject to change.
What participants must follow:
If you are feeling UNWELL IN ANY WAY AT ALL, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND DO NOT ATTEND
Upon entry to the garden, one designated person will distribute hand sanitiser onto your hands at arms length
Unless you have brought your own book, you will be given a choir booklet to use. These have been stored safely pre-Covid and are Covid free. Once the session has finished, please place your book into the designated plastic bag or box which will be provided, so as to avoid immediate re-use.
You will be allocated a demarcated area to sing from. These will have been marked up at a socially safe distance before you arrive. Please remain within your spot, try not to face or sing to each other and do not sit on or touch the benches or trees, so as to keep the area as hygienically safe as possible for subsequent users, including members of the public. If you need to sit, please bring your own chair or let us know so arrangements can be made.
We know you may be excited to see each other again, but please observe social distancing regulations and say hello and goodbye from a safe distance. Once the session has finished, please try not to linger around the garden and disperse quickly from the area.
Church facilities will not be open : please use the loo before you come out! Do not arrive more than 15 mins before your allocated start time. In case of emergency, cross your legs or go home.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IF GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE CHANGES IN ANY WAY, WE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE THESE PLANS/SESSIONS.
If you have any quieries or require any further information please contact
Sally Rose on 01354 650420