The Board of the SSYO desires to create a safe environment for young musicians to continue to enjoy orchestra while minimizing the risk of covid-19 transmission to musicians, staff, and families. The risk of Covid-19 transmission is evolving. While the board will monitor public health recommendations (Saskatchewan Performing Arts Guidelines) and adjust the rehearsal protocol as needed, risk of Covid-19 cannot be completely eliminated. This protocol is an initial version and revisions will be made as the covid-19 situation evolves and as we learn how to operate under this new format.
This is going to be a learning process as we work together to reopen. We ask that you be patient with us and each other and help as much as possible, whether that be through volunteering time, suggestions or
just positive reassurance.
Throughout the 2020/2021 Season:
One musician family will be designated each rehearsal to set-up and take-down all chairs and hand sanitizing stations. Set-up will be such that it ensures the 2m spacing requirement is observed with greater spacing for wind instruments. This family should arrive 15 minutes prior to rehearsal.
Musicians will arrive via the Victoria Street entrance wearing a mask. Two adults will verify each musician’s Covid-19 Declaration Form. Any musician that responds yes to any of the declaration questions will not be allowed to attend the rehearsal. The musician will then proceed directly to their chair/stand and set-up their instrument. They will then proceed to a hand sanitizing station located in several places around the rehearsal hall.