In light of the latest announcement from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford, regarding COVID guidelines in Wales (applicable from 27 March 2021 onwards), there are no changes to the restrictions imposed regarding brass bands being allowed to meet and perform indoors.

Brass Bands Wales are however actively engaging with a wide cross-section of organisations and advisory bodies, to ensure that when a phased re-start of activities can take place, that it will have clearly established what measures are required, in order that it is practical and safe for all parties to do so. Further guidance regarding safeguarding and risk assessments will be issued, as and when appropriate.

Group sessions for children aren’t currently permitted in person other than as part of formal education in schools.

In the meantime, Brass Band Wales urges everyone to follow the current Welsh Government guidelines as follows:

Key messages

Keep Wales safe:

This guidance should be read alongside the FAQs and detailed guidance on the Welsh regulations. These advise what you can and can’t do, and are regularly reviewed.