COVID 19
Choir policy and some relevant links, reports and research

Brisbane Concert Choir COVID-19 policy 

(updated 28 April 2022)

In accordance with recent updated directions from the Queensland Department of Health effective from 14th & 28th April 2022, Brisbane Concert Choir events including all rehearsals and concerts are now open to attendance by those vaccinated and those unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Noting official health advice to protect vulnerable people, Brisbane Concert Choir requests anyone who is unvaccinated undertake a rapid antigen test (RAT) returning a result negative for COVID-19 in the 24 hours before attending.

Anyone returning a positive COVID-19 infection result must not attend, whether vaccinated or not and are required, after recovery, to continue to wear a mask in public for the next seven days.

The choir also asks that anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms similarly undertake a RAT and return a result negative for COVID-19 within the 24 hours before attending a rehearsal or concert. Anyone with respiratory symptoms (sneezing, coughing or runny nose) should not attend even with a RAT result negative for COVID-19.

Additionally, for the protection of those vulnerable among the choir, their families and close associates, and likewise for similarly vulnerable members of the public attending choir events, anyone who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19 preferably should not attend. 

If a singer who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19 believes their attendance at a rehearsal or event is advisable, and they are asymptomatic with RAT results negative for COVID-19 from a 48 hour cycle of testing, we request that singer please wear a mask and sit at a distance from other singers during rehearsals. 

 

                             NB: Continually updated Queensland Government health directions

can be found in the link following this policy.

For latest information on Queensland Government statistics, restrictions and roadmaps go to:

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

National Vaccination numbers and statistics from the Australian Government

If you wish to measure the numbers vaccinated against the whole population

you'll find the daily count of Australian residents on  Population Clock

Some other links/reports you may wish to explore: 

ABC Coronacast 16 Feb 2022 - Four scenarios for the pandemic's next phase

 

ABC News (updated regularly) - Charting the Covid-19 Spread in Australia

 

The Atlantic  Sep 2021 - What We Actually Know About Waning Immunity