Runbysingers Travel Policy and Travel Advice for 2021 Updated 24 March 2021
Yesterday's announcements were unhelpful and confusing; the Roadmap is still in place, subject to all the caveats mentioned by the prime Minister
so - in principle - travel can continue to permitted destinations as early as May. Naturally if anyone were to travel before that time or to an approved destination the prospect of fines. hotel quarantines and other unpleasantness remains.
We are still optomistic about the summer. However, if those 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.
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. If we do have to postpone, we will offer refunds or new holiday options as before. The choice will be yours.
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. Visit runbysingers.online for updates.
You can also check the latest FCO travel advice here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Stay safe, and we look forward to singing together again later this year.
Runbysingers - Nick, Jane and Emma