Latest COVID-19 Updates

Latest update - 1 April 2021

Return to face-to-face music

Sutton Music Service is returning to face-to-face tuition after the Easter holiday. Music Academy at Cheam Park Farm Primary will start on Saturday, 24 April 2021. Ensemble rehearsals will commence from Monday, 26 April 2021.

For more information see our latest news post.

Latest update - 19 December 2020

Tier 4 Arrangements

As soon as we have more information about how the Prime Minister’s latest announcement will affect Music Service activities we will be in touch with further information.

Previous updates

Latest update - 6 November 2020

Lockdown 2 Arrangements

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 31st of October, we are having  to cease face-to-face ensemble rehearsals and Music Academy lessons as of Thursday the 5th of November. The national guidance is clear that the government do not want parents leaving home to transport children to activities other than to take them to and pick them up from school.  

During the four-week lockdown, all ensemble rehearsals and Music Academy lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams, as per the timetable that we have been following this term.  You will receive meeting invites over the coming days for your children to access. 

Please note that lessons delivered in schools during the school day are unaffected at this time. 

Also during the lockdown we will not be doing any instrument hires, returns or exchanges.

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School Lessons

All in-school lessons will take place face-to-face this term.

Ensemble Rehearsals

All ensemble rehearsals will take place face-to-face this term.

Music Academy Lessons

All Music Academy lessons will take place face-to-face this term.

Instrument Hire

Our full instrument hire service is available. More information here.

2 November 2020

New National Lockdown from Thursday 5 November

As you will be aware, over the weekend the Prime Minister announced a new four-week national lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November. At the time of writing, we are waiting for further guidance from Music Mark, Arts Council England (ACE), and the Department for Education (DfE) about how far our services are affected. We will be keeping a very close eye on the situation and will update you as it develops.

What we do know at this stage is that ensemble rehearsals on Monday 2 November and Tuesday 3 November, along with Wednesday Music Academy on 4 November will continue as planned.