Support during the pandemic

Advice, guidance and information provided to help our members during the coronavirus crisis

Locally, Classical Sheffield members have responded to the pandemic in a variety of ways, from supportive communication to ambitious virtual performances and recordings, and everything in between.

We have set up this new area of our website to help members navigate their way through all the guidance and advice about how to operate during the pandemic, and to share ideas and resources. Information will be added as it becomes available, but in the meantime here's a list of links to sources of information, advice and guidance.

The Most Recent Advice on Performing Arts Rehearsals

On Saturday 31st October it was announced that England will enter a four-week lockdown starting from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December. Making Music have provided this statement


"DCMS have confirmed that no amateur music activity can take place during this time – so groups will not be able to meet and rehearse under any circumstances.

We are leaving the previous guidance below as we hope it will apply as England moves out Tier 4 - but for now national lockdown restrictions take precedence and groups cannot meet.

In the meantime, you can:

We will keep this page updated as we find out more about what will happen after 2 December."


Useful resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Useful Websites and Advice

  • Making Music
    Most member groups are also members of Making Music, a charity that provides resources, help and support to music groups across the country. Making Music provides a wealth of resources relating to Covid-19, in a members-only area, so you will need to know the user name and password connected with your choir, orchestra or ensemble.
  • Performing Arts Guidance from the Government
    Here you will find all the official guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants.
  • Guidance on the coronavirus for charities
    Guidance to help with running your charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • Guidance from NCVO
    Covid-19 guidance from NCVO, which helps voluntary organisations across the country
  • Covid-19 advice from Voluntary Action Sheffield
    VAS has provided support and leadership for the voluntary sector for over 90 years. They help groups to focus their energy on making a difference with people.


Become a member of Classical Sheffield for more useful documents, support and advice during these strange times. See more here!

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