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Choirs and bands

If preventative measures are taken, the risks of participating in choirs and bands can be minimized. Use your judgement and consider your own health and the health of those in your group.
If preventative measures are taken, risks can be minimized. It is important to use your judgement and comfort level, and consider your own health and the health of those in your group when deciding what activities to participate in.

This guidance does not apply to settings that are regulated under BC statute or where other orders, directives, or guidance may apply (e.g., schools, bars, and restaurants).

Choirs

  • Adults and children who feel well should sing in small groups that are no larger than 50 and follow appropriate COVID-19 precautions (e.g., physical distancing, recording the contact information of participants, and regular hand washing) and Orders of the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Singing outdoors is best, or in a large indoor space with good ventilation. Avoid sharing equipment; if sharing must occur, clean and disinfect between users. If everyone is following precautions, there is no limit needed on the time spent singing.
  • Public health does not recommend that people who are more likely to experience complications of COVID-19 – including older adults – sing with others in person.

Band and musical instruments

  • Adults and children who feel well should play instruments in small groups that are no larger than 50 and follow appropriate COVID-19 precautions (e.g., physical distancing, recording the contact information of participants, and regular hand washing) and Orders of the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Playing instruments outdoors is best, or in a large indoor space with good ventilation. Avoid sharing equipment; if sharing must occur, clean and disinfect between users. If everyone follows precautions, there is no limit needed on the time spent playing instruments.
  • Public health does not recommend that people who are more likely to experience complications of COVID-19 – including older adults – play instruments with others in person.


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