Singing Safely Checklist
This checklist outlines the steps we will take to reduce the COVID-19 risk for singing attendees.
We will treat a singing as an organised gathering and follow recommendations as set out by the government: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/resilience-and-recovery-plan-for-living-with-covid-19-your-questions-answered/#organised-indoor-eventsgatherings-in-controlled-environments
Organised gatherings “are controlled environments with a named event organiser, owner or manager.” For the purposes of singing, the organiser will be the people undertaking the roles of Secretary and COVID-19 Officer. Their responsibilities are set out below.
Can a singing be organised based on Level status as per Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19?
|Level Status in Dublin||Can singing be organised?|
|Level 3||Outdoor only|
|Level 4||Outdoor only|
Can people travel from outside Dublin to attend singing?
Where BOTH Dublin and the country of origin are at Level 1 or 2, then yes. Otherwise, no.
|Confirm level status||Secretary|
|Confirm attendance of Secretary and COVID-19 Officer||Secretary|
|Publish singing details with |
– link to Singing Safely Checklist
– COVID-19 Attendance Form
– request for singers to bring their own books, PPE and hand sanitiser
|Collate completed COVID-19 attendance forms||Secretary|
|Mark locations for people to singing to comply with minimum 2m physical distancing||COVID-19 Officer|
|Request that everyone maintains a minimum of 2m physical distancing when arriving and leaving||COVID-19 Officer|
|Record attendance and take minutes||Secretary|
|Compare attendance to COVID-19 Attendance Forms and request anyone who has not completed it to do so or leave||Secretary|
|Everyone wears a mask or visor while singing||COVID-19 Officer|
|No leading from the centre of the square (increased risk as the leader is being breathed at from all directions)||COVID-19 Officer|
|Take a 5 minute break every 30 minutes||Secretary|
|Request everyone uses hand sanitiser||COVID-19 Officer|
|Do not bring food to share||COVID-19 Officer|
|Everyone should bring their own book if possible. Loaner books will be provided where required. Those using loaner books are requested to use hand sanitiser before and after use.||COVID-19 Officer|
|All activities as per outdoor singing||COVID-19 Officer / Secretary|
|Compliance with venue health and safety requirements. These are expected to include:|
– adequate ventilation*
– distancing on entry and exit
– distancing while in venue
– use of hand sanitiser and PPE while in venue
*As per HSE article “Guidance on building ventilation during COVID-19 V1.0 22.09.2020”, ensuring adequate ventilation is expect to include activities such as: opening windows 15 minutes before singing; leaving windows open until 15 minutes after singing; avoid directing airflow onto attendees; avoid use of mechanical fans; request people leave the room during breaks.
|Keep a record of attendance and COVID-19 Attendance forms for attendees||Secretary|
|Contact attendees if required to inform them of issues||Secretary|
After Singing Socials
We have traditionally gone to the pub after singing. If our members choose to have a social gathering after singing, this will not form part of the organised event. We encourage our members to follow all venue and public health guidance.