Update to the HMS risk assessment
Read the latest "Risk Assessment for HMS work in schools" which was recently updated in April and again in May 2021. Please note section 2 in particular "children/whole class" which was updated in May in line with the latest DfE and Music Mark guidance with regard to singing, wind and brass playing. A number of direct quotes from both the DfE and Music Mark are included for your convenience.
The main message is that we can sing in class bubbles, and we don't have to be in the hall or outside!
Further Music Mark advice for a singing lesson includes the following: - limit the singing session to 40 minutes - ensure good ventilation (doors and windows open to increase airflow) - have all pupils facing the same way - with some social distancing as the space allows - sing at a reduced volume - do not insist on musical theatre levels of diction Also: “If [you are] singing one song as part of another lesson then just do it” From Singing – Spring 2021 Music Mark