In order to ensure a safe environment for all Band Members at weekly practices and engagements, please be aware of the following simplified Protocol.

Social Distancing: Where possible Members should refrain from physical contact and should maintain a safe distance from others.

Face Masks: Can be optionally worn and are encouraged in situations where large numbers are in close contact indoors.

Close Contacts or Symptomatic: Members and / or their families are expected to act responsibly and not attend Band Practices or events where they are either symptomatic, or where they are confirmed close contacts of somebody who has Covid.

Hygiene: Hand Sanitizer will be provided at the school entrance and in each class, and members are requested to use it periodically. Instruments and music should not be shared or passed between members. In the event where an instrument needs to be tested or fixed, anti-bacterial cleaner will be available and must be used before and after the instrument is handled by someone else.

Minimization of Cash Handling: We now have several options to minimize the need for cash handling at Band. Preferably Subscriptions can be paid for multiple weeks in Advance, or via bank transfer or Revolut. It is our intention to avoid the need for handling of change. We also can now support different payment plans.

Printed Sheet Music: Members are asked to not exchange printed sheet music. We will no longer use our printed music case, and we will gradually move towards 100% use of our Online Music Library. Where possible we ask members to print their own music as required at home, using the Band Website. We also will be able to print music on an “on demand” basis at Band practices to reduce the need for handling music by multiple people.

Please help us to keep the Band open by following the above guidance!