This message probably doesn’t come as a great surprise.
The band executive and MD have been contemplating whether rehearsals should continue given the current government advice for social distancing to restrict the spread of COVID-19. We have sought advice from a medical professional who has recommended we suspend rehearsals until further notice, with the following info.
Department of Health advice states the following that applies to our rehearsals:
– No non-essential contact with groups of others over 90 minutes.
– No close contact in groups.
– Defer large meetings.
– No handshaking or touching others.
We know that people will be unhappy with this decision, but in the interest of public health we will follow the advice given and suspend rehearsals until further notice.
Updates will be posted when we know more about the possible resumption of our rehearsals. Please keep practising at home.