Communities, Culture and Heritage COVID-19 Prevention Guide for event organizers, theatres and performance venues
Later this week our Executive Director, CCH (Communities, Culture and Heritage, and a couple other stake holders will be meeting with Dr. Strang’s office to discuss the guidelines and expand on them. The guidelines below deal specifically with performance. We would also like guidelines around rehearsals and we hope expand on what was released last week and is currently available – see below. We will keep you informed and send out information as it becomes available
The following is an except from the document Communities, Culture and Heritage COVID-19 Prevention Guide for event organizers, theatres and performance venues:
Vocalists, singers, public speakers and instrumentalists Singing, use of wind instruments, speaking loudly and cheering may pose a higher risk of spreading the virus. Gatherings and events should limit the risk by implementing the following:
• Consider adapting activities which would normally require individuals to be in close proximity (i.e. music, dance and theatre) to maintain physical distancing • Individuals who are heavily exerting themselves while engaging in activities at the event (i.e. playing music, singing) should maintain a distance of 4 metres/12 feet from all others while performing, including vocalists and musicians • Consider having vocalists/musicians face away from others while singing or playing wind instruments • Increase physical distance between performers and the audience to 4 metres/12 feet
• The number of performers should be limited to soloists or small groups • Members of a performing group should not mingle with audience members, patrons, venue staff, or volunteers during or after performances
You can find the whole document here .