Although governments' Covid measures are no longer in place, the virus is still prevalent in the UK and it may take some time until things are completely back to normal. So we've updated our Covid resources and added new ones to help you, as we learn to live with Covid
To find out what living with Covid means for your group, guidance on what measures you could take to minimise the spread of Covid, and to access risk assessment templates, have a look at our new resources for performances and rehearsals.
Continue to also keep an eye on our guidance tool to keep you up to date with the latest government guidance wherever you are in the UK.
Take stock of how your members feel about meeting in person by using our Return to Rehearsal survey.
To look back on some of the research and guidance on Covid from the last two years, see our research and guidance on Covid musical activity resource, and you can also watch past webinars including our webinar on Covid-19: what does the medical evidence mean for your group? and on how ventilation can help manage the risk of Covid transmission.
And whatever country of the UK you’re in, our guidance tool will tell you keep you updated on the latest in all four nations of the UK.
Meeting up in person
Whenever groups are allowed to return to in-person rehearsals, our safety poster templates will help keep your venue Covid-secure. If you're looking for a new music-making space, have a read of our resource on finding a Covid-secure rehearsal venue.
Some groups may prefer to continue meeting online in some capacity. So how do you keep your online rehearsals fresh and your members engaged? We’ve created step-by-step guides on how Zoom works and how to use it for instrumental and vocal rehearsals online.
To help you organise this online group activity, try using our planning tool.
If you're already harnessing the power of tech, make sure you use it to its fullest potential - our useful webinar shows you how.
In person and online
Most people may be meeting in person while others might still need to shield. How do you keep your group together? You could try combining online and offline rehearsals to make sure everyone is included.
Making Music member promoter groups are also entitled to subsidies for booking any professional artist or Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artist for a livestreamed performance.
Wondering how to go about putting on a Covid-secure performance? Three case studies from promoter groups outline the steps you could take.
Recording and editing your group’s performances
We’ve also created a range of digital resources to help you, including simple guides to audio and video recording at home, using Shotcut to edit video and Audacity to edit audio, as well as more webinars and video guides on how to get the best out of a virtual performance.
Safeguarding your members online is also an important consideration that you can tackle with our guidance.
Online donation platforms could be a great way of collecting some funds for livestreamed performances. We walk you through how to set it up.
Your group may be seeking financial support in the wake of the pandemic. Our recent guest speaker webinar looked at the ins and outs of writing a funding application.
We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music do not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.