ATTENTION MUSIC STUDENTS: Important information to ensure we have a safe return to campus
Dear Music Students
Welcome to T3, we are looking forward to seeing you back on campus. It is critical you do not become complacent, continue to actively monitor the health advice and UNSW community emails relating to COVID-19. If restrictions need to be tightened again in the future you will be informed. To ensure a safe return to T3 there are some changes in the way we do things outlined below. Please read carefully and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your course convenors.
Prior to returning to campus
All students must have signed off on their COVID Student Health and Safety Agreement which outlines UNSW’s expected behaviours and safety guidelines. Check the locations of your classes as there has been some changes in room allocations.
Using SAM spaces
On entering any SAM room in webster you must:
Scan the QR code on entering
Each room has cleaning products such as cleaning spray paper towel and hand sanitiser. Please wash your hands and your immediate work area on arrival and departure and dispose of the waste in the bins provided.
Students and staff in a studio class will be expected to wipe down instruments, chairs, music stands or other equipment they will be using at the beginning of class and after usage.
Instruments in general MUST NOT be shared. The sharing of piano/keyboards, piano and drum stools and kits is unavoidable if there is more than one player of that instrument. Keyboards will need to be cleaned after use, using disinfectant wipes or disinfectant spray and paper towels or microfibre cloth (for pianos) provided. If the instrument cannot be wiped clean due to its fragility, then it must not be used for a period of 3 days.
If an instrument as above must be shared the following must take place:
· Instrument/equipment must be wiped down or sprayed with disinfectant.
· Gloves must be worn to use the equipment/ instrument.
· There must be a 4-day period between usage if neither of these precautions is able to be met (e.g. due to fragility or composition of the instrument).
No sharing of mouthpiece instruments
No Sharing of pencils, music
Always take your belongs with you. Never leave anything behind in the rooms.
Drummers and percussionists to provide their own sticks and mallets. For instruments using specialist sticks that belong to UNSW, these sticks not to be shared within a single rehearsal session.
Drums to be set up and adjusted by players sanitising hands before and after.
Electric guitarists and basses should use their own instrument, and a single lead used by each player for the duration of a rehearsal.
Amplifier controls and touch surfaces to be wiped down between users.
Only solo singers permitted a minimum of 5m distance from other people and must not be above the audience. Singers to sanitise hands before handling microphone cables, and either provide their own microphone, a microphone cover or sing acoustically.
Students involved in playing woodwind instruments (maximum of one in a group) as part of an instrumental group will maintain a physical distance of at least 3 metres from each other, and these performers (especially flute players) should avoid pointing the airflow from their instruments towards others. A distance of at least 3 metres from performers should be maintained for any persons in the vicinity of these performers (e.g. conductor, audience, other performers). Players of wind instruments to be provided with disposable absorbent mats for condensation on stage, each player is responsible for disposing of the mat safely into bins prior to leaving
Performance lab classes a max of 4 students perform at any time.
Abide by all signage and COVID capacities
Booking a practice room
Covid capacity 1 (except G06 – 2 if both pianists)
Book via online booking system
Enter via swiping student card
Reduced booking time – Monday to Friday, 9- 5.30. Half hour between each booking. (student’s previously had 24/7)
Bookings 1 hr per session, max booking 2 x 1hr sessions per day.
You must abide by the guidelines stated in the “Using SAM spaces above” .
Register with QR code at the beginning of the booking.
The school will do random check to ensure restrictions and guidelines are not being breached.
Always follow the signage posted.
DO NOT Congregate in the corridors
Webster G16, G17, G18, 306, 331, 334
Book with school office via email, phone or at reception
At the time of the booking you will report to school office to collect a swipe (current process)
You must to abide by the guidelines stated above.
School will do random check to ensure restrictions and guidelines are not being breeched
Maximum booking time – 1hr
Maximum number of students rehearsing at any one time – 4
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the School or discuss with your course convenor