Sutton Music Service, part of Cognus Limited, are carefully following the development of the Covid-19 / Coronavirus situation daily and are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff, pupils and the wider community.
Last updated: 27 March 2020
Latest update - 27 March 2020
In light of the on-going Coronavirus situation here’s an update on Sutton Music Service Activities.
We have been developing alternative arrangements to make sure that our pupils can continue their musical development during this time of social distancing. We strongly believe that studying a musical instrument has many benefits, not least it supports the development of positive mental health.
Our regular lessons have been suspended for the moment. However, we are able to offer continuity of our peripatetic instrumental and vocal lessons via online lessons in the short term and as soon as schools re-open we will resume face-to-face lessons in school as usual. If you would like to set up your regular lesson online for the start of the Summer Term then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous update - 17 March 2020
Following the announcement from the Government and Public Health England yesterday and their guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults, we have made the following decisions regarding the Music Service’s activities.
Ensemble Rehearsals at St. Andrew’s Church
Sutton Community Choir at Sutton Library
Clore Ballroom Concert 19th March
Wednesday and Saturday Music Academy at Cheam Park Farm
Young Musician of the Year 2020
Peripatetic Lessons in Schools
ABRSM & Trinity Exams
Youth Art Gallery Performance at Civic Centre
Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
KS1 Big Sing (vocal workshops & concerts)
If you have any queries or questions please could you email us at email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we are able.
We will be issuing further updates should the situation change.
Finally, we know how much music means to the young people that we work with and their families. We are making these tough decisions based on the information that we have been given by Public Health England and the UK Government. We sincerely wish you and your families the very best over the next few weeks, and we hope that things return to normal as
soon as possible.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.
Resources and advice
As always, follow this simple advice:
- Wash hands for about 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitiser gel
- Use a tissue for coughs and sneezes (then throw the tissue away and wash your hands)
- If you do not have a tissue sneeze into your elbow and use your sleeve
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell