At long last there is something positive to say about singing – the research has concluded that it poses no additional risk as far as Covid-19 is concerned.
You can see the revised Performing Arts guidance here, but the crucial change reads:
“Additional mitigations, such as extended social distancing, were previously required for singing, wind and brass given concerns that these were potentially higher risk activities. DCMS commissioned further scientific studies to develop the scientific evidence on these activities, which has allowed us to reconsider these additional mitigations. Both professionals and non-professionals can now engage in singing, wind and brass in line with this guidance.”
“Non-professionals continue to be restricted to the rules on ‘meeting people outside your home’.”
So resumption of singing together moves a little closer, thank heavens! All we need now is the removal of the distinction between amateur and pro.