Current Information

For Members who are not close contacts and not otherwise suspected to be infected with Covid and whose vaccination status is up to date (including boosters),   rehearsals are on Mondays at 7.30 pm sharp. 

See UPDATED COVID POLICY below.

PERFORMANCES 2022

Bogle/Jarman ENCORE Concerts  

Orange Sat 24 June  & Bathurst Sun 25 June, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Rehearsals at ORC are 7pm Thurs 23  and 10am Fri 24  

Orange Eisteddfod

Sun 28 Aug 2022  TBC

Concert Forbes Town Hall

18 Sept 2022  

MCAA Festival Sydney Town Hall

Weekend 29-30 Oct, 2022 

 

OMVC Bank Account

Please make all payments to

BSB:  802-129       A/c No:   100030358

  Orange Male Voice Choir

COVID MITIGATION POLICY

 

UPDATE - 5 MAY 2022

Aim

 

This policy aims to reduce the risk of Covid infection both to the members and the operations of the Choir by emphasising personal responsibility based on medical evidence.

 

 

Background

 

Regulatory restrictions on household contacts of Covid cases have recently been eased in NSW, largely to allow more people to attend their work.  See the NSW Health Household and Close Contact Guidelines factsheet of 22 April 2022 or https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/management/household-contacts.

 

However, this relaxation does not mean household or close contacts are not at risk of becoming infected and of transmitting Covid to others.  It also does not mean that Covid-19 has changed or that the risk of community infection has decreased.

 

The incubation period for Covid can be from 1-14 days, but symptomatic cases of Omicron develop signs at about 3 days on-average, and most within 5-6 days. 

 

People infected with Covid may be infectious for up 2 days before developing symptoms and for up to 10 days after the first signs of mild infection (or up to 20 days if symptoms are severe).  

 

Our age structure and our singing also remain high-risk factors. As well as protecting members’ health, it is important that infections don’t disrupt our preparations for performances and especially the Bogle-Jarman concerts in June.

 

 

Mitigation

 

To reduce the risk of Covid infection being introduced to and spreading at a rehearsal, all Members and visitors attending must comply with these conditions:

·     Participants must be up to date with Covid vaccination, have shown the Secretary documentation of double vaccination and advised him of the dates of subsequent booster vaccinations.
 

·     The second Covid booster (ie fourth vaccination dose) is recommended 4 months after the first booster (ie third vaccination).
 

·     A member must not attend rehearsal if he or she

·         is not well or is awaiting a Covid test result, or

·         has been in close contact with a Covid case in the previous 7 days, or

·         had developed Covid infection in the past 14 days.
 

·     Bring own music, pencils etc.
 

·     Practice hand hygiene on entry.
 

·     All participants commit to immediately notifying OMVC if he/she is suspected to be infected with Covid or tests Covid-positive.
 

 

Members are also encouraged to be up to date with their influenza vaccination.

 

 

OMVC rehearsals will be held with the following mitigation measures:
 

·     The venue will be spacious (with 4 sq metres per person) and well-ventilated (ie doors open and air conditioning open to allow fresh air).
 

·     OMVC will maintain a register of attendance (for immediate response if needed).
 

·     Singers remain in their seats while rehearsing.
 

·     Choristers may sing without masks if they wish.
 

·     Accompanist and Conductor facing, but 3 metres from singers.
 

·     The Management Committee may suspend rehearsals if a rehearsing member is infected or if risk increases significantly.

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