Thursday, August 6, 2020
Toronto Covid-19 precautions under Stage Three include requirements for social distancing, seating and crowd numbers inside and on patios as well as contact information and payment options. Capacity is limited to 50 people inside and 100 people on patios, with spacing of a minimum of two metres between individuals who are not members of the same household or social circle.
Musicians must be separated by two metres from the audience and each other and a plexiglass shield or other impermeable barrier is required between the audience and singers as well as players of brass or wind instruments. There is some confusion on dimensions of barriers and we're seeking clarification on that.
Climax Jazz Band
SmokeShows and The Leaside Pub have said they'd like to have Climax back again for our monthly gigs but crowd size is a problem. The limit of 50 people inside means an appreciable drop in revenue, while patios cannot have loud music, wind instruments, singing or dancing. Outdoor and indoor concerts events will be allowed, but with strict controls.
Whether and when these rules can be relaxed depends on progress in controlling the spread of Covid-19. The slowdown in new cases is encouraging but a new wave is quite possible. Climax's annual February Fresno jazz festival is out of the question and other community events have been cancelled.
We are available as always to proved 'Music For All Occasions' -- weddings, funerals, store closings dump dedications and private parties with a group of from three to six musicians. Call Chris Daniels at 416.483.6345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, please take care of yourselves and each other and 'We'll Meet Again' with Canada's Sweetheart Dorothy Rose. Over 170,000 people have seen Dorothy on Facebook, talking about her years entertaining the troops, challenges overcome by her faith and with clips of songs with Climax from The Leaside Pub. Google 'Dorothy Rose on CBC.'