Music and Singing

The Scottish Government has advised that professional singers and musicians can play indoors. However, due to entertainment venues such as theatres being closed in levels 3 and 4 there should be no performances taking place. In levels 2, 1 and 0 areas performances can take place but with restrictions on distancing and hygiene measures.

Non-professionals who are participating in an organised outdoor activity managed by an organisation such as a business, charity or club can meet outdoors in local authorities within levels 0 or 1. Organisers should undertake all distancing and hygiene requirements as well as a risk assessment. Groups can proceed with their activity if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between individuals or individual households. If they cannot ensure that physical distancing is not compromised - including when arriving at or leaving an activity or in any breaks or socialising - then such non-professional activity should not take place.

Where children are involved, the Scottish Government has stated that choirs should not recommence at this point and where an activity involves singing, for example a toddler music class, due to adults also participating the guidelines state that this activity should not take place indoors and should only take place outdoors if the activity can be done safely.

More details can be found in the Scottish Government's guidance for the performing arts and venues sector.