Rehearsals

 

Rehearsals take place on a Wednesday at Homewood Road United Reformed Church, Sandpit Lane, St Albans, Herts AL1 4BH.

If you are no longer able to attend a rehearsal that you signed up to come to, please could you let us know as soon as possible. We are at full capacity taking into account social distancing and are looking at whether we unfortunately have to turn people away, so it would be good to offer your place to someone who was able to attend.
 
Health questionnaire
In advance of the rehearsal you will need to complete the health questionnaire that was emailed to you. Ideally we would like you to do this online, by the end of the Monday before the rehearsal. Hard copies will be available at the rehearsal if you’re not able to complete it online, but it really does make things much easier for everyone if it can be done online please.
 
Arrival
Please wear a face mask and immediately sanitise your hands. You will need to scan the QR code for NHS Test and Trace if you have the app, and then report to the reception desk.
 
We plan to start rehearsing at 8pm so please arrive as follows, unless you have separate instructions as a volunteer:
 
7.45pm: woodwind, brass, percussion
7.50pm: violins, violas
7.55pm: cellos, double basses
 
Please don’t arrive before your allotted time as we might not be able to let you in.
 
We will have a short break in the middle of the rehearsal when wind and brass players should put their face masks back on again. We will finish at 9.30pm.
 
Cleaning
Please use the hand sanitiser before touching any chairs and when leaving the building. You must wear a face mask at all times unless playing a wind or brass instrument at the time, and adhere to social distancing. 
 
Seating
Please go straight to your allocated seat without touching any other chairs. You must keep to your own chair and playing space. Please try not to touch other chairs to the side or in front, and put cases and belongings on the floor rather than any other chairs around you.
 
We now have a CO2 monitor which means we might not need to leave the doors open. We will probably open them at various times though if the CO2 levels get too high, so please do wrap up warm if necessary.
 
Wind/brass players
You MUST bring something to mop up, an old towel or lidded container that you can take away. 
 
Wednesday 23rd June Tutti: Rossini, The Barber of Seville
Wednesday 30th June Tutti: Nielsen, Symphony No.2
Wednesday 7th July Tutti: Brahms, Symphony No.4
Wednesday 14th July Tutti: Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4
 
 
 

SASO Risk Assessment for rehearsals