Please do not attend Marple or East Lancs Secret Singers if you have any of the following symptoms:

If you have any of these symptoms, please take a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test and let me know if the result is positive, especially if you test positive shortly after attending a Secret Singers session.

Please also do not attend if you have a cold, sore throat or symptoms of the flu. These can be passed on as easily as Covid-19 and continue to be a concern, especially during the colder months.

The rooms have been chosen for their large size and airiness. There is plenty of space to spread out.

The rooms are regularly cleaned.

Hand sanitiser is freely available in the rooms and the toilets

Antibacterial spray and blue roll will be available for you to clean your chair.

We will ventilate the room as much as possible so please dress warmly in winter. If in doubt, bring an extra layer. During our break we will open the door to refresh the air.

For practical reasons, we currently do not provide drinks at either the Marple or East Lancs sessions but East Lancs Secret Singers can help themselves to hot water in the Nazareth Unitarian chapel kitchen. This is regularly cleaned by the caretaker.

Please bring a bottle of water; this is good practice for any singer. You can also bring a flask with a hot drink to have during the break.

Please respect your fellow singers by giving them plenty of space when chatting.

As we sing in a circle, we are not singing into anyone’s face. The bigger the circle the further away you are from your opposite singer.

We will avoid touching anything in the building unnecessarily and I will anti bac the common touch points at the end of the Marple Secret Singers group. For East Lancs Secret Singers this is done by the caretaker.

This not touching includes cash. Cash passes through many hands so avoiding it whenever possible seems a good precaution. You can pay as you go by card using my contactless card machine or pay by BACS if you prefer. Of course, you are welcome to continue to pay in cash if this is more convenient for you.