Alresford Community Choir
Alresford Community Choir

Safe Singing Rules

The following rules mmust be read and accepted by all those wishing to sing until further notice.

Of necessity this is a long document, BUT the main points of these

Rules are to emphasise that you:

  • do not attend the rehearsal if you feel unwell

  • wear a face covering until you arrive at your seat  at the start of the practice, and when you leave at the end

  • do not mingle at the rehearsal

  • strictly follow the director’s instructions



These notes were provided to support the ‘return to singing’, of the Alresford Community Choir, following the ‘Lock-down’ from March to September 2020. They sit alongside guidance from the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport, those from Making Music, and the choir’s own risk assessments to enable a safe return to singing.

These guidelines will be continually reviewed and revised, to follow new guidance, and in response to our own experiences, with careful regard, at all times, for the safety and care of all members, accompanist, vocal coach and choral director.

Participants are encouraged to email the Choral Director, or Trustees, with any concern that they may have about these guidelines, or with any suggestions that they may have for improvement in the arrangements. 

We will create a safe opportunity for ACC to hold a live singing experience that will help us to constantly review our guidelines and for all further events for the choir membership, during the pandemic, and until such rules and regulations are relaxed.


Rules and Guidance


Numbers of participants

The number of members who may attend rehearsals and concerts, including all staff, will be agreed by the Choir Committee including Trustees and the Music Team. Attendances will be recorded.





The Choral Director, will invite singers to rehearsals, and provide a copy of these notes to all those who accept the invitation. 


If you display COVID 19 symptoms and/or have tested COVID 19 positive you must not accept an invitation to attend a rehearsal.


Before the Rehearsal


Agreement to Guidance

Please use a Covid-19 Flow Test no more than 24 hours before each attendabce and only attend if your test is negative.


At the Rehearsal


Face Masks

When attending the rehearsal you will wear a mask, or similar face covering fit for purpose, on arrival, during registration, and when going to your allocated seat seated at the start of the practice, and, again, prior to departure from the rehearsal. 



Please bring your own sanitiser and make frequent use of it, as you wish.



On arrival you will register your attendance and you will be assigned a seat.



You must go directly to the seat allocated to you and stay in that space, whether standing or sitting, for the duration of the practice, standing or sitting when requested to do so by the Choral Director or Vocal Coach. Toil;ets are available for use at the 'break' but please remember to wear a face mask. and do not mingle.


Coats and Umbrellas

You must keep all possessions with you, throughout the practice, and take them away at the end. Windows and doors will be open to provide appropriate ventilation, so you are advised to wear suitable clothing, such as zipped tops, that can be worn as you require, without too much movement.



Bring your music to all practices as sharing is not possible.




Requesting Attention

Should you wish to gain the attention of the Choral Director or Vocal Coach, you should raise your arm, to seek assistance for any reason, musical or otherwise.



Please leave the venue, at the end of the practice,  using both exits and without mingling. You must wear a face covering and move away from the exit to allow others to leave safely and quickly. 


Following rehearsals...

...should you test positive for Covid-19 in the days after a practice, please contact the director so that he may contact others who have attended, without delay. 





Pracxrtices will be held from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, with a short break after an hour or so.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own, sealed, water containers and must take their own away with them at the end.

 Programme 2021


Autumn Term







Our Next Concert:


"Carols for All"


is being held on 




December 11th


at 7.30pm




St John's Church

New Alresford 



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