A responsible and proactive festival
However, the past few months have shown that the evolution of the health crisis cannot be predicted. New
variants appearing is unfortunately a possible scenario. Our event spreads across nine days and the high
rates of transmissibility of the last variants compel us to be responsible and proactive.
We thank you in advance for your trust, your implication and your understanding concerning what we put in place to face the crisis.
What we did
Singers will gather 3 hours a day during workshops and we want to limit risks. We plan on respecting the following health recommendations:
• A distance of one meter between all singers
• Ventilating the premises as much as possible
The workshop locations were selected for their dimensions and their ventilation capacities, and we set workshops’ singers limits accordingly. We may use CO² measuring devices to satisfyingly air the rooms
between each session. These measures do not guarantee health safety, but they are an element of our collective strategy.
What you can do
The Choralies spread across a long time. We need to collectively reduce the risks of mass contamination. We ask you to please respect the following recommendations:
• Preventive testing: if all the participants test themselves the day before they leave for the Choralies, we could reduce the collective risk by identifying possible asymptomatic carriers.
• Please respect protective measures (wash and disinfect your hands, limit physical contact, etc.) during work times and fun times.
• You might meet friends you have not seen in a long time. Please avoid hugs and kisses.
• Those who want to can sing with their mask on.
• Remain courteous, respectful and reasonable in case you disagree with someone else’s opinion on this health crisis that is affecting us all.
In case you are showing symptoms
Out of solidarity with the other singers in your workshop, if you have a fever, a cough or a sore throat, wear a mask and abstain from participating in activities as you wait for a test or self-test result.
If your test comes back positive, and although we do not know yet what the confinement measures will be
then, we invite you to:
• Withdraw from the workshop to avoid infecting the other participants;
• Inform people you have spent time with.
Cancelations for health reasons are not a valid reason for reimbursement. We invite you to check with your insurance if they can compensate you.
We will apply the legal measures at the time of the festival, but to date, there are no particular constraints on the distancing of the audience. The use of masks will be decided according to the official protocols or decisions of the organisation.
The workshops bring together the singers for three hours a day. The objective is to limit the risk during these periods.
We are currently working on the basis of the following health recommendations:
- 1 metre distance between singers
- Masked singing
- Barrier measures (hand disinfection, limiting physical contact, etc.)
- Maximum ventilation of the premises
The workshop venues have been evaluated on their size and ventilation capacity. If necessary, we will use CO2 measuring devices to ensure that the ventilation periods are properly sequenced.
We are suspending the possibility of accommodation in a collective tent for individual participants. Sharing a sleeping space for several nights with people from different backgrounds and with no ties constitutes a health and organisational risk. The offer of camping in individual tents and motorhomes is maintained.
We are aware of the inconvenience this may involve for some and that the alternative solution may not be suitable for all. We will reassess the health situation for possible adaptation. Those already registered will be contacted.
The collective tent offer will be maintained as far as possible for the reception of constituted choirs (youth groups), without mixing of groups and under the responsibility of the choir.
The catering is organised on collective tables, but under open-air tents. We are working on a portioned service that guarantees sanitary safety (and respect for standards limiting the use of plastic.
Health pass, vaccination pass
The government currently requires the presentation of a vaccination pass (or a less than 24 hours test certificate pass from 12 to under 16 years old) for the activities proposed (workshops, concerts, catering, etc.).
The law applies until 31 July 2022, three days before the start of the Choralies. However, we anticipate the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of an extension of the vaccination pass after that date.
We encourage registrants to seriously consider this possibility, both to protect their health in the event of contamination, and to guarantee their participation in the event that the vaccination pass obligation is maintained (we could not accept or reimburse participants who refuse a legal injunction).