SINGING INDOORS SIX PEOPLE ONLY – updated by Government 18 May 2021 at 1pm.

Non-professional activities are permitted indoors and outdoors, within the legal gathering limits.

  • Outdoors, people can take part in non-professional performing arts activities in a group of up to 30 people. Activities can take place with multiple permitted groups, provided the groups are kept separate throughout the activity, and the event is organised in line with the organised events guidance for local authorities.
  • Indoors, people can take part in non-professional performing arts activities in a group of up to 6 people, or as a group of 2 households/bubbles. Activities can take place with multiple permitted groups, provided the groups are kept separate throughout the activity, and the event is organised in line with the organised events guidance for local authorities.
  • However, non-professional singing indoors should only take place in a single group of up to 6 people.

There we have it. Official guidance from the Government, late in the day as choirs were beginning to look at returning. They cannot return indoors. If anyone was thinking that our choir could start again in some local venue, it cannot be done. It is not yet safe to return to singing indoors. Outside in a group of 30 – the multiple groups does not apply to us – is the only way, or Zoom. Thank goodness for Zoom. XX