We need your support to keep offering face-to-face ukestras, for we all need to stay safe and respectful of those who feel vulnerable yet who still wish to be learning and socialising face-to-face.
If you have been to any of the following LGAs (Canterbury, Cumberland, Mount Druitt, Northern Beaches, and Rooty Hill) then go to the NSW Health website and see if you have visited the affected venues and locations. Chances are that you haven’t but it is best to check.
If you have recently visited other suburbs of Sydney you are fine to come.
In Queensland if you have visited the following areas between 2-7th January: Brisbane City, Maleny, Sunnybank Hills, Calamvale, and Acacia Ridge please go to the Qld Health website and see if you have visited the affected venues and locations.
You need to download the NSW Service app to enter the Club (or the Club has to sign you in on their tablet).
THE SHORT VERSION OF OUR COVID CONDITIONS
- Agree to these conditions
- Feel sick? Don’t come.
- Hung out in any corona hotspots lately? Hmmmm….. don’t come to class.
- Abide by entry requirements and club rules
- Stay seated, don’t move around the club.
- Wear a mask when singing. Except when singing lead on mic, and 3 metres away from other ukers.
- Bring your own mic (if you have one) to sing lead. We have some spares.
- Bring the music published for the session you are attending.
THE LONG VERSION (PLEASE READ ANYHOW)
- Please don’t come if you are sick (even a sniffle) or have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person. Complying with social distancing protocols for us means no hugging, handshaking, kissing etc. No infections on our watch please (of even the flu or the common cold!).
- If you have been in contact with someone from a current hotspot (see list above) or have recently returned from there, please avoid coming to uke until two weeks after that contact.
- Please comply with the club’s hygiene and social protocols. You need to download the Service NSW app for contact tracing in the extremely unlikely event that a local outbreak occurs; hand sanitisers are freely available – use them liberally; abide by social distancing and hygiene procedures at all times in the club.
- You are required to remain seated at your table or position in the room where possible.
- Please wear a cloth or surgical mask. We do not think this is necessary for those singing lead on microphone, as we require the lead singer to be 3 metres from the nearest ukestrans (the teacher can be nearby, masked). Masks reduce the risk to others around you (singing is a very contagious activity, it creates aerosols). Homemade masks or scarves (like the gangsters of old) are fine. Remember, our perspective is to protect others. The ABC has recently published this report on choirs and aerosols. You need to be aware of the risks, and the means by which we can all reduce the risks of spreading infection.
- If you are singing lead on microphone it would help if you bring your own microphone. We have a limited number of spares.
- You need to bring your own prints outs (or device for digital versions) of the music. Each week we will put the repertoire for the coming sessions on the relevant repertoire pages. This should occur at least 24 hours prior to the session.
All of these conditions are to help us make it work – for you, and for us. We need to remain vigilant; we are still experiencing a pandemic, so we cannot get too relaxed. If all of our efforts are successful we can continue on a weekly basis.