Runbysingers Travel Policy and Travel Advice for 2021 Updated 13 May 2021
As more and more people are vaccinated in UK and Europe, holidays abroad are looking realistic for 2021. The Government has actually promised that we can travel abroad in just a few days – but they don't really want us to and - as we predicted - they are not making it easy. Not yet.
Most countries are on the amber list and lots of testing is required. For now.
So, while we remain optimistic about prospects for the Summer,we won't be flying anywhere in May or June.
By mid-July, however, things should settle down andEurope (currently on 36%) should have achieved vaccination levels similar to the ones we are benefiting from here. Nevertheless our first scheduled singing holiday abroad will not be until August.
If severe travel restrictions were still to be in place shortly before our planned departure date - eg the FCO was advising against going to a particular destination, or hotel quarantine is in place following return from that destination, we will cancel or postpone the holiday. In that case singers will be offered a choice of an alternative holiday or a prompt refund. That is our pledge to you.
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. This year should be easier - we hope.
We do 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 - we will contact you. We will also delay issuing final invoices until we are reasonably certain that a given holiday is able to go ahead.
Sing Brahms Requiem Online with Runbysingers:
While you are waiting for live singing to restart, why not consider joining one of our highly successful online events?
We do it differently. You never sing in silence as there is always a backing choir; we rehearse every section individually, and our choice of YouTube means that you can join in rehearsals whenever you like - and repeat them as often as you wish.
Our Mozart Requiem with full orchestra attracted over 1000 singers from all over the world and raised over £4000 for charity. Next on the list is Brahms Requiem - which we will sing in English. Music is provided.
Visit runbysingers.online for more information.
Stay safe, and we look forward to singing together again later this year.
Runbysingers - Nick, Jane and Emma