Planning and Practical Resources for Return
Updated on a regular basis. Last updated 10 September 2021
- Return to Singing E-Course
- Latest Statement
- Sing Ireland hosted a webinar on risk assessment, insurance and more for singing groups, featuring guests Paul Bambrick, BHP Insurance, Majella Hollywood, Chamber Choir Ireland, Peter Jordan, and SLUA Event Safety Consultancy. See here for a recording and various resources. Document on Risk Assessment HERE
- Sing Ireland held a webinar, 'Looking to the Future of Group Singing in Ireland'. See here for a recording and various resources from the webinar.
- 'Planning For Your Singing Group In Uncertain Times' is a document by Sing Ireland to assist you in planning for a return looking at your structure and goals
- Singing Groups Covid-19 Risk Assessment Questions
- Insurance FAQ (questions surrounding liability and insurance for singing groups on Sing Ireland and BHP Group Insurance schemes)
- Sample Return to Rehearsal Form
- Ideas for marking spots for singers
- Government guidelines to primary schools and special schools
- The European Choral Association-Europa Cantat have compiled together all of their material and resources relating to COVID-19 on their website here. They have also compiled information on singing with masks.
- Provisional research results released about various types of masks
- Information about Pods
- Failte Ireland Information for Activity Providers
- Information about vaccine cert checks:
A new facet of the latest guidance that groups will need to be aware of if they return to indoor group activities, is they will be required to check vaccine and immunity status as different regulations apply to fully vaccinated/recovered groups and those with mixed immunity. Information on checking vaccine and recovery certs can be found HERE
NOTE: you cannot ask an individual to provide information about their immunity status prior to arriving at an activity due to GDPR regulations. Using the covid cert checker retains no information.
Copyright and Publishing During the Pandemic
Copyright laws are still in place despite the pandemic. It is so important to know the content you're sharing online is not in breach of copyright laws.
The following publishing companies have made a statement on their copyright during the pandemic with some restrictions on distributing their material temporarily eased during the global pandemic.
- GIA Publications statement on permissions during the pandemic
- Hal Leonard's Distance Learning FAQ for Educators
- JW Pepper statement on sharing music digitally
Copyright can be a confusing topic for many amateur choirs. Sing Ireland has put together some resources to help you become more familiar with Irish Copyright Law and to point you in the right direction for finding out more information in relation to your performance licensing and copyright queries: