Latest update 4th November 2020

During this time, many of our clubs are turning to online video conferencing platforms to conduct their business whilst we practice social distancing. For a lot of our clubs, this is unchartered territory and can be quite confusing and daunting!
 
In order to assist our members in trying online video conferencing, we have prepared a pack, which includes guidance on running meetings, running rehearsals, and other things to consider. Please click here to download the document - we hope it is of use to some of you!
 
We are all looking forward to the day where we can sing together on the risers again.

For more information on the current situation and regular updates please see the below links:

Further information and support on what we can do at this time is constantly coming in. Click on the links below to get some more ideas on what other choirs are doing to stay connected, further information and research.

November Updates:

  • Government Guidelines: Performing Arts Update 26 November 2020
  • COVID-19: suggested principles of safer singing. GOV.UK updated 20 November 2020.
  • England enters a national Tier 4 lockdown on Thursday 5 November lasting until 2 December.

    DCMS have confirmed that no amateur music activity can take place during this time – so groups will not be able to meet and rehearse under any circumstances. 

    In the meantime, you can:

    • Meet online
    • Plan for how to return safely to in person rehearsals when you are able to do so. 

    We will keep this page updated as we find out more about what will happen after 2 December.  

October Updates:

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July Updates:

June and Earlier Updates:

Please note, it is still important for individual groups to make their own risk assessment based on official government guidance.

Remember BABS are here to help! Members of the Board are available to help you by visiting your zoom rehearsals or in any other way so please do contact us if we can be of assistance.