Coronavirus

test-meter: CO2 monitor discount

Since lockdown has eased, identifying poorly ventilated areas in your rehearsal or performance space has become a key part of assessing Covid risk. Monitoring carbon dioxide levels is a vital part of this. Our Corporate Supporter, test-meter, are experts in the field and are offering our members advice and a discount on a carbon dioxide monitor to help. 

Ventilation: how can it help manage the risk of Covid transmission? (online event)

Ventilation is now considered to be a key mitigation for the risk of Covid-19 transmission via aerosols in enclosed spaces. As the weather turns colder, this event will help you to understand more about ventilation and how can you can use it to minimise the risk of Covid infections at your rehearsals and performances.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Covid-19: Can my group get back to in-person activities?

Guidelines covering how music groups can get back to rehearsing and performing are being published in the different nations of the UK: 

Case studies: Group activity during Covid

The pandemic has thrown all kinds of challenges in the way of group music making. However, our member groups have found ways to rehearse or safely put on performances whether entirely online, in person, or a combination of both - all while managing to mitigate the risks of Covid infection. Read about how they have done this in their own words.

Risk assessment for COVID secure performances

After more than a year of constantly changing regulations in all four nations of the UK, we have rewritten this guide and brought it in line with the newest reduced restrictions and guidance, and also the latest thinking on Covid-19 transmission risks and how to mitigate against them.

Previously all four UK nations issued sector specific guidance for the arts. These have now been replaced and groups should now follow the more general guidance for their specific nation. These are:

Livestreaming using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) (online event)

As more leisure-time music groups get to grips with livestreaming as an alternative or addition to live performances, we’re providing this session which will take a look at Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is a free piece of software that will allow you to add live visual effects to your livestream, making it even more professional in quality.
 
We’ll talk about:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Wales)

For the past 18 months, leisure-time music groups have faced challenges at every turn such as dealing with strict Covid-19 measures and new rules resulting from Brexit, and keeping up with PRS licensing and consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty. Regulatory changes have become a way of life, and often differ between the four nations of the UK.

John Rostron, our manager in Wales, will be leading this session for our members in Wales to find out the latest news and guidance, get in touch with each other, share learning and ideas and support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online Member Meetup (Scotland)

For the past 18 months, leisure-time music groups have faced challenges at every turn such as dealing with strict Covid-19 measures and new rules resulting from Brexit, and keeping up with PRS licensing and consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty. Regulatory changes have become a way of life, and often differ between the four nations of the UK.

Alison Reeves, our manager in Scotland, will be leading this session for our members in Scotland to find out the latest news and guidance, get in touch with each other, share learning and ideas and support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Risk assessment for COVID secure rehearsals

After more than a year of constantly changing regulations in all four nations of the UK, we have rewritten this guide and brought it in line with the newest reduced restrictions and guidance, and also the latest thinking on Covid-19 transmission risks and how to mitigate against them.

Previously all four UK nations issued sector specific guidance for the arts. These have now been replaced and groups should now follow the more general guidance for their specific nation. These are:

Case study: Collaborating with other groups to put on a virtual concert

Jennifer Bonsell from Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts explains how her group collaborated with other local concert societies to share the work of putting on a virtual concert for their members.