Brass and pink collide to create a rich cacophony of sights and sounds

Covid info and documents regarding indoor rehearsals

In order to return to indoor rehearsing we need to carry out regular risk assessments, agree appropriate protocols for our rehearsals and maintain lists of attendees at each rehearsal. This page is where you can find all covid-related information. It is vital that you read it carefully and fully.

It’s a good idea to check this page a day or so before each rehearsal so you can see if anything has changed.

Please download and read our latest risk assessment using the link below:

Ambling Band Indoor Rehearsals Risk Assesment v1.0 – 02 Oct 2020

Please also take time to read all of the following:

  • If a you have had a positive COVID-19 test within the last 2 weeks, or if you have experienced any of the following symptoms within the last week:
    • A temperature above 37.8˚C
    • A dry persistent cough that has developed during the week
    • A loss of taste or smell (anosmia)

You must not attend rehearsal and should seek medical advice either by contacting your GP or calling 111 to seek advice.

  • Or if any member of your household or anybody you have been in contact with has presented any of the above symptoms within the last 2 weeks you must not attend rehearsal and should seek medical advice either by contacting your GP or calling 111 to seek advice.

  • If a member of the band becomes unwell during rehearsal, they should leave the rehearsal area immediately and wait outdoors for transport or make their own way home and seek a test for COVID-19.

  • If a member of the band displays an elevated temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms following a rehearsal, they should contact the Chair and seek medical advice as described above. Details of those in attendance of rehearsal should be communicated when required to track and trace and their advice on isolation requirements followed.

  • Members can access NHS 111 online which is an online interactive and personal checklist:

  • Maximum number of players at rehearsal 20.

  • Players must sign up to rehearsal beforehand

  • Players must agree they have read the risk assessment

  • List of attendees at each rehearsal is kept for at least 21 days.

  • Players with NHS app sign in and out of the venue

  • Players bring their own stand/ Cloth/ Waterproof bag/ Hand sanitiser

  • Players bring their own music (consider putting music on ipad)

  • Bell covers where appropriate

  • Face coverings to be worn when possible

  • Entry to rehearsal areas one by one. Do not congregate.

  • Rehearsal spots marked out with distancing

  • Avoid contact with Hall walls and furniture

  • Clear up own instrument discharge using a cloth or towel of your own which you take home and wash.

  • Follow guidance of Covid officer on the night