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Coronavirus (COVID-19): early learning and childcare services

Non-statutory guidance to support the continued safe operation of ELC settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early learning and childcare services
Singing, music and drama

Singing, music and drama

Advice from the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues shows that there are increased transmission risks associated with music and drama activities.

The sub-group’s advice in the light of the ongoing success of the vaccination programme, and the importance of singing for the health and wellbeing of children well as their social, physical and cognitive development is that singing is permitted, indoors and outdoors.

Children need not be discouraged from singing naturally in the course of activities and play and singing can also be used to comfort young children when necessary.

Safety mitigations should continue to apply in relevant settings where singing, music and drama are taking place (e.g. good ventilation, enhanced hygiene, etc.).


First published: 11 Aug 2021 Last updated: 13 Jan 2022 -