In the current situation we can only look forward to when we can next gather and rehearse. We hope to start rehearsing again after Easter.
This risk assessment was started in November 2020 when Lancashire was in Tier 3. It basically defines what we must do to resume rehearsals. Much has changed since then. It is likely that most members will be vaccinated by Easter. However we may still be infectious so some precautions will be needed.
Risk Assessment of Society Activities
Carnforth and District Choral Society
Activity: Rehearsal in Carnforth Parish Hall
Hazard: Infection of people (members or non- members) with coronavirus, as result of the activity.
|1||Asses local infection rate||National and local restrictions change||Assess impact of change on rehearsal risk assessment||Committee|
|2||Ensure venue is COVID secure||Infection||Review venue choice||Committee|
|3||Assess venue for 30 singers||Crowded||Limit numbers as required or review venue choice||Committee|
|4||Prepare music sheets||Infected||Do 3 days in advance, put in plastic sleeves and distribute.||Librarians|
|5||Members waiting outside||Infection of others or from others||2m spacing, mask||Singers|
|6||Enter hall||Rooms not previously sanitised||Use surface sanitiser on doors, handles switches and surfaces as specified. Storeroom, toilets and main room||Stage Gang|
|7||Prepare hall||Furniture and fittings not previously sanitised||Sanitise. Include piano and piano key. Prevent access to kitchen. Hand sanitisers, wipes and lined bins outside toilets.
Open downwind side windows and doors
|8||Members arrive with CV infection||Infection of others||Questionnaire -direct to go home if at risk
(ALL members to bring a completed questionnaire to each rehearsal. Needed for Test and Trace)
|8(a)||Members arrive who are vulnerable/shielding||Infection from others||Direct to go home||Stage Gang|
|9||Admit members||Cross infection, Airborne infection||Direct to correct place on grid||Stage Gang|
|10||Stand in place directed||Cross infection, Airborne infection||Hand sanitise, wear mask, 2m spacing. Go to correct place on grid. Do not mingle.
Do not go to the upholstered chairs
|11||Member symptomatic during rehearsal||Infection of others||Send home (isolate if waiting for transport) terminate rehearsal. All to self-isolate, clean rooms, tell venue||All|
|12||Interval||Cross infection||Stay in place and use own refreshments.||All|
|13||Toilets||Infected surfaces||One person at a time. Sanitise hands outside before and after use; wash hands at sink inside||All|
|14||Members found to have CV within 10 days after||Cross infection||Warn members of this possibility leading to self-isolation of all present. Record who did what and who stood where||Leader|
|15||Restart rehearsal||Cross infection||Stay in place||All|
|16||End rehearsal||Cross infection||Direct to leave at 2m spacing||All|
|17||Clean||Infected surfaces||Sanitise chairs, tables, piano||Stage Gang|
|18||Leave hall||Infection of next users||Return sanitisers, bins, piano key to storeroom. Take bagged waste away and store for 3 days before disposal. Sanitise door handles and switches||Stage Gang/venue?|