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 Industry Plan, our reference is ‘choirs’ as per the provisions of the Places of Worship COVID Safe Industry Plan.
for guidance relating to the staging of concerts or performances we operate under the provisions of the COVID Safe Industry Plan for 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 "It's time to address airborne transmission"
July 30 The Atlantic - We Need to Talk About Ventilation
ABC News (updated daily) - Charting the Spread of Covid 19 in Australia
Nov 10 The New York Times - The Husband-and-Wife Team Behind the Leading Vaccine to Solve Covid-19