Covid19 In/Outdoor Risk Assessment

Norwich Community Choir Risk Assessment for rehearsals without audience in an outside space.

Assessment by: Michelle Gaughan. 

 Approved by: Meg Turpin. 

Date: 01/10/2020

Review: ongoing.

THIS RISK ASSESSMENT IS FOR 

Norwich Community Choir rehearsals in line with  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts  Updated 14.09.2020 and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing   Updated 22.09.2020

This document is designed to help Norwich Community Choir rehearse safely from Stage Four of the government roadmap for the return to performing arts.

Norwich Community Choir are deemed to be non-professionals. ‘participating in performing arts other than for work purposes.’

The main difference in the guidelines from any previous guidelines for non-professional singers is found in https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts and is displayed below.

In addition, in a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between separate and distinct groups of no more than 6 at any time.

And

no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising)

This risk assessment is to be used alongside risk assessments from ‘covid secure’ venues

This risk assessment is for rehearsals without an audience.

This risk assessment will be shared with members in line with government recommendations

This risk assessment will be published on Norwich Community Choir website in line with government recommendations.

This risk assessment uses all the standards expected for professional performers.

 

Norwich Community Choir has a duty of care to ensure, as far as is practicable to not expose any member to risk to our health and/or to our safety.

This is a proactive working document that may change as guidelines change or to accommodate anything we consider to be even safer practise.   

To view the entire document click HERE