Our new app, WellRehearsed, is available to download!

We're delighted that our app WellRehearsed is now available to download from both the Google and Apple stores! WellRehearsed (formerly PandeMusic) is a joint initiative between abcd and Making Music. This free, anonymous app has been developed in volunteer time as a quick and simple-to-use risk management tool for amateur music groups of all kinds, choirs and instrumental groups, anywhere in the UK.

The app will allow us to compile weekly, anonymous statistics on safe group music-making. It will show how safe group music making is when suitable mitigations are followed by comparing the number of reported group music events with the number of reports of infections attributed to group music making. If an infection is reported following a rehearsal, it will help identify possible causes, allow us to update our guidance, and thus other music groups to adapt their practice. The aim is emphatically not to catch anybody out but to allow us to improve our response.

We hope that members and the wider music world will download and use it as much as possible - it will give us much needed data that will help us all make the case for choral singing and for music activity in the community more generally. Although current guidance is more restrictive than we all hoped, if you are rehearsing at all (and particularly in Wales, where more singers are allowed), please do use the app - however many singers are involved, it all helps us build up data.

Find out more about the app, and download it here.

Posted: Mon 14th June 2021

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