Runbysingers Travel Policy and Travel Advice for 2021 Updated 6 January 2021
Runbysingers has survived the difficulties of the last 12 months and is looking forward to resuming normal service as soon as it is safe.
Last year almost all of our 2020 holidays had to be postponed. Singers were given a choice of a refund or a new holiday and most of you decided to rebook for this year. Our Assisi week went ahead with risk mitigation measures in place - lots of outdoor rehearsals and outdoor dining but lots of fun too. So what's the plan for 2021?
We have a full programme scheduled for this year - much of it based on last year. If you have already rebooked, there is no need to take any further action but we will not be accepting any new bookings until the end of January. By then we should have a better idea of how vaccinations are progressing and how airlines and hotels are responding to the new situation. We will also delay issuing final invoices until we are reasonably certain that a given holiday is able to go ahead. If we do have to postpone, we will offer refunds or new holiday options as before.
Important: what you see on the website now refers to 2020 and has not been fully updated yet for this year. We are as confident as anyone can be about the dates (ie hotels and rehearsal rooms have beeen booked for these dates) but other details may have to be changed. Meanwhile Emma and Nick are working from home but emails are being responded to and we will still be Keeping Calm and Carrying On.
Sing Online with Runbysingers: While you are waiting for live singing to restart, why not consider joining one of our highly successful online events? Forget about gloom and zoom, here is a preview of Matt Finch coaching the sopranos during rehearsals for our Mozart Requiem which attracted over 1000 singers from across the world. Our next event with Matt is The Glory of Rutter - bookable here.
Check the latest FCO travel advice here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Stay safe, and we look forward to singing together again as soon as it is sensible and practical to do so.
Runbysingers - Nick, Jane and Emma