We’ve made some changes to how we’re operating at our music centres and how we’re working to keep our staff and participants safe. Below is a brief rundown of what you can expect when you arrive for an activity. When you book on to a session, one of our team will get back to you confirming your place and with a more detailed guide.
What time can I drop my child off?
Please drop your child off no earlier than the time you have been given before your activity starts, to avoid clashing with other groups that may be leaving at the same time.
Can parents/carers come into the building?
To keep our buildings safe, we have made the decision to not allow parents/carers in for the time being. Instead we will be following the steps outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked on to a session.
Does my child need to wear a mask?
The music centre will act in a similar way to school settings. Children aged 11 and under are not required to wear a mask at music centre. Children aged 12 and over will need to wear a facemask in communal areas of the building and may choose to keep the mask on during their session should they wish.
What does my child need to bring with them?
As little as possible and only things that are necessary. You will be given full details of what to bring with you when your booking has been confirmed.
How will rehearsals be different for my child?
We know that rehearsals are likely to feel different. We recommend discussing this with your child before they attend. First of all, our musical activity will still be fun! These are the changes below that your child might notice:
Will you have a waiting room available?
We do not have a waiting room. We also cannot allow children to wait in our buildings until their musical activity starts. All waiting will need to take place outside.
What social distancing measures have you put in place?
Working alongside the General Manager of Bristol Music Trust we are able to declare our activity as COVID-safe. Measures in place include:
Will I need to complete your Track & Trace for my child?
No. So long as you have enrolled your child via Paritor (our online booking system) we will have an up to date list of everyone participating so you will not need to provide details every week.
What if my child is ill, or becomes ill during a rehearsal?
If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT bring them to the activity – you may be putting other children and staff at risk.
If your child becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms during a session, they will be placed in an isolation room and a parent/carer will be called immediately to pick them up.
You will be asked to arrange a test for your child and you must inform Bristol Plays Music if that test is positive.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.
Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.
Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.