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Impact of Covid-19 on CSM

Impact of Covid-19 on CSM

March 23rd
To all our valued CSM families and students. With today’s announcement from the government the CSM will be shutting down face to face lessons and ensembles from midnight tonight.
You will all be receiving an email from me setting out how we will work for at least the next four weeks.
We wish you all the best to stay well. Music is so important to our well-being so keep playing, practising and listening to the music that you love. We will keep in regular contact. If you don’t receive an email from me in the next twelve hours please email me directly at musdir@csm.org.nz. Take care out there!
17 March
An important message for all our CSM families. Firstly, we hope you are all doing OK in these very challenging times. The welfare of our students and staff is our first priority.
 
Our plan is to continue with business as usual but, of course, that could change at any time so do keep an eye on your email, this Facebook page and our CSM website www.csm.org.nz. Please make sure we have an up to date email for you and your family.
 
Just a few reminders:
 
Make sure you wash your hands before and after your lesson or ensemble rehearsal.
 
Keep your instruments, reeds etc clean – make sure you have all the right equipment to do this and check with your teacher if you’re not sure. Clean them every time you play.
 
Please don’t come to your lesson if you have a cough , a cold or a temperature
 
Do let your teacher know if you are not going to be able to attend lessons and it would be useful if you could let the CSM office know as well.
 
We are developing a plan to put into place if we are in a position of having to shut down temporarily and will keep you all fully informed.
 
In the meantime keep safe, make music and look after each other!