Safety Rules & Precautions For Choir
updated March 13, 2023
We are so grateful and excited to be singing together again! That said, as singing is considered a “high risk” activity we are taking a variety of precautions to create a safe environment for all members.
Using the valuable information presented in Choral Canada's: We Can Sing Safely, a national webinar discussing safe group singing and the use of ventilation in your rehearsal space, Public Health Ontario's recommendations, and surveys sent out to current choir members, we have put together this Covid-19 Policy for the return of our in-person choir sessions. We encourage you to review these guidelines periodically and to respect them. Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy yourselves!
Kelly McNamee & Alex Fiddes
CURRENT SAFETY PROTOCOLS
In most of our rehearsal spaces, we use state of the art ventilation systems, and the ones that don't will engage in thorough natural ventilation. Each location will specify which ventilation protocol we'll use.
In addition, all choir members will clear out during the break for ten minutes to allow the room to be naturally purified. This does not apply to our Downtown Toronto location.
Moderate social distancing at all of our locations except for our Downtown Toronto location will be applied.
Masks at all of our locations except for our Downtown Toronto location are now optional. Masks will continue to be required at our Downtown Toronto location at this time.
We are continuing to require all in attendance to be fully vaccinated, which includes at least one booster shot. Alternatively, you can attend if you have had two shots and have been infected with covid-19 in the past 12 months.
Stay home if you’re sick
If you have any symptoms of Covid, you must stay home and follow Ontario health guidelines. Virtual sessions will be available every week in case you need to miss a choir session.
Don’t forget to have fun! These rules are created out of an abundance of caution. We will be safe as long as we follow these guidelines. Enjoy yourselves!