Stage 3 - What We Need To Think About
Stage 3: Lessons & Rehearsals Could Begin
AT THIS POINT, THIS IS WHEN SOCIAL LOCKDOWN MIGHT WELL BE EASING (virus remains evident but clearly waning) - but we're not at this stage yet.
Don't mistake the current Economic Easing of Lockdown with the Easing of Social Lockdown. It isn't the same thing. A lot of people are confusing the two. In social circumstances (inside) things aren't safe. In shops, restaurants, pubs (still inside) etc. you know you are taking significantly greater risks.
It is very important to emphasise that for Violin Lessons & Cloud Ensemble rehearsals to restart in Stage 3 there will have to be a high degree of openness and trust.
This means that players & students must communicate if they have had to take risks with social distancing measures or someone they know has had to self-isolate, etc., etc.
ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN v SOCIAL LOCKDOWN
Economic Lockdown: Measures related to the obvious need to get the economy restarted. These have greater risks attached to them.
Social Lockdown: Measures taken to protect individual members of the public from the disease. Social lockdown measures fit much more closely to the needs of non-commercial music groups such as ours.
Not "Staying Alert", taking chances, going with what 'feels right' and not acting with proper care and attention places everyone at risk. Music is something we do TOGETHER. The virus likes people like us!
For us to to get back together we need to trust each other so please don't gamble with our immune system's ability to ward off the virus. We might pay dearly if you do.
We are the perfect host for the virus because we musicians do it together; we can so easily pass it on!
So here is how things will work:
Rehearsals & Lessons will all be at Cheltenham Road. This environment can be controlled and we have all the facilities in place for when they are needed.
Once rehearsals/lessons have started it is vital that each player/student informs the key people in their lives of their intentions and to reassure them of our hygiene standards.
If our nearest and dearest remain concerned that too great a risk is being taken we should consider postponement.
Strict handwashing arrangements, 2 metres distancing will be in place including the possibility of facemasks which may become a requirement.
Prior to the rehearsal/lesson the room will be properly cleansed, door handles etc. wiped.
In the case of The Cloud Ensemble rehearsals, computer equipment etc. will be off-limits except for Andrew.
WHEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE RIGHT WE WILL GET IT TOGETHER.
WE JUST NEED A LITTLE PATIENCE.