Some choir relevant links, reports and research in 2020
For latest information on Queensland Government statistics, restrictions and roadmaps go to:
For restrictions as they apply to choirs, Qld Health directed us to Qld Workplace Health & Safety, who in turn advised that:
as a government-registered Not For Profit organisation (with an ABN) our choir's ‘core business activities’ fall under restrictions that apply to ‘business’ rather than ‘social’ events.
for specific guidance applying to choir rehearsals, and to develop a Covid Safe Plan & Checklist, our reference is ‘choirs’ as outlined under the ‘Places of Worship’ category.
for guidance relating to the staging of concerts or performances, we are to consult as well, the industry category relating to theatres and public performance venues.
After the Qld business activities & undertakings restrictions update of October 2 2020:
(a) we are required to adhere to a 1 person per 2 sqm (minimum distancing) when rehearsing outdoors at Daisho or
(b) 1 person per 4 sqm indoors - with up to 50 people allowed indoors in venues of less than 200 sqm but
(c) regardless of location we are encouraged to maintain social distancing of up to 1.5 metres when possible
Some links/reports you may wish to explore:
Use the links below to go to the source of the story. The Oxford report sometimes can be difficult to access.
July 6 Oxford Academic - Scientists’ appeal to WHO
July 30 The Atlantic - We Need to Talk About Ventilation
October 5 BBC WHO - Worldwide Covid infection now 1 in 10
ABC News - Charting the Spread of Covid 19 in Australia