Next BVB rehearsal Sunday 20 September

The next BVB rehearsal is on Sunday 20 September.

We had been hoping this could be a real life rehearsal, but with the change in regulations to the ‘Rule of 6’ it looks like it will have to be another zoom rehearsal.

Should there be any change to this so that we are able to meet in person at Long Ashton, we will let you know by 6pm on Friday 18 September.

Subs are now due. Many thanks to those who have already paid for this term . Your continued support is much appreciated and means we can continue to pay Laurel. Band finance and subs will be reviewed after Christmas.

Liz and Lyn have been working hard on risk assessments and have produced a document of Covid – secure rehearsal procedures – so we are ready to resume rehearsal at Long Ashton when possible:

Brigstowe Village Band – Covid secure rehearsal procedures

Detail for proposed rehearsal at Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) Village Hall on Sunday September 20th . Note we are booking the Village Hall rather then the Jubilee Hall which is bigger ( and more expensive ) to allow greater opportunity for social distancing

Context

Long Ashton Community Association ( LACA) has a new centre manager, responsible among other things for Covid, as well as a new administrator . They have put careful measures into placeincluding the use of a sterilising ‘fogging’ prior and after the hall is used but want to emphasise that everyone is learning at this early stage of returning to using the hall. There is an isolation room if someone is taken ill and a member of staff to manage an emergency.

LACA are permitted to take 24 people in the hall and two people on the stage. They will provide chairs which will be wiped down by members after use.

The room needs to be kept ventilated so windows, front and side doors will be kept open – bring a sweater of it is cold

Attendance LACA need to know who has attended rehearsals for track and trace purposes.

Consequently we will ‘check members in ‘ during the break name against email and phone number and we will need a register for this .

The list is held for 21days by Brigstowe and data protection observed

Arrival The customary precautions have been taken. Hand sanitizers/ wipes are provided.

Lynn and I suggest that we operate a split arrival largely through the ‘pinch points ‘ of the front and side entrances one at a time , so that members can operate a one way system and take up their places without pushing past each other

Drums ,brass , bassoon and chords enter from the side front entrance ( facing towards the larger main car park ) and seat themselves at the far end of the hall

oxes, wind, fiddles enter through the main front entrance ( facing towards the side car park )

Bags, cases and coats on the tables provided There should be a ‘walkway ‘ around the band .

Laurel will be standing far back at the hatch with a space between herself and the front row of players. There is a microphone available for use.

Seating Chairs will be placed on the marked spots on the floor and at 2 metres distant .

Playing Players who can may choose to wear masks. Flute players should, if possible, drop back into the walkway to allow greater distance. No singing

Toilet One loo, off the main hall. There are vacant engaged signs on the door. We should go for staggered loo breaks

Refreshments and break time

If the weather permits members will be asked to take their break outside

Members must bring their own refreshments , and take away anything they bring . There are bins provided but they are largely for PPE – the kitchen will not be available

Moving around Social distance – must be observed and where possible a one way system

Exit A staggered exit – again note the pinch points, through the same exits through which you entered.

LN/ LJ Sept 2020

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