Member Guidelines 2023-2024 Season

Please follow these guidelines with us so that we create a safe, healthy and positive environment for every woman to thrive in!

  • We Are Scent-free – please do not wear perfume or scented body products and avoid clothing sprayed with perfume or treated with scented soaps or dryer sheets
  • Respect, co-operation and kindness with/for one another, the space, the director and the music
  • Please pay your dues by the end of your first practice as a member, unless otherwise arranged
  • Refund policy: We do not offer refunds or credits when there are changes due to flu season or any possible pandemic or public health situation (ie lockdowns, changes to mask wearing or vaccination policies, etc). Zoom and the monthly tutorial videos will be the alternatives under these circumstances. For all other refund/credit enquiries, please contact your admin
  • Bursary and payment arrangements are available: ask your admin

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Subject to Change at any time in accordance with Public Health Recommendations and current choir conditions.
Vaccinations: we urge our members to have a minimum of 2 covid vaccinations and to keep up on their flu shots.
Distancing and Ventilation: doors and windows will be left open or opened periodically throughout every practice to maintain good ventilation. If distancing is recommended by public health units, we will implement it during practices.
In case of illness: if you are missing practice due to covid, a cold or flu please let us know for the safety of everyone. 

Please stay home if:

  • you have any signs of illness, even if it feels like a “strange allergy”
  • you have had a recent covid, cold or flu exposure/close contact without an N95 Mask

If you are unsure, wear an N95 mask to practice.

Mask Wearing: Post-pandemic, AbZolutely Choir mask wearing is optional at practice but we will continue to take a fluid approach to this issue. Abby will periodically check the municipal risk indexes and send notifications during high points in the cold and flu season so you can make an informed decision about attendance. Please know that if AbZolutely Choir deems the risks too great (ie when community transmission is high; a new dominant strain is on the horizon; there is frequent or copious illness among members), choir-wide masking may become necessary.  Newly-returned from travel abroad or in-country plane travellers, please consider wearing a mask your first week back. 

Live-performance health and safety protocols: we will continue to follow the regulations set by the venue with regards to such requirements as rapid testing, vaccination, mask wearing or any other procedures.

Adherence to guidelines and health protocols is required to join or maintain membership in AbZolutely Choir.

*Effective August 16, 2023, subject to change ongoing