Return to Ring Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who returned the Return to Ring Survey. Here the details:
Over the course of the last year and a half we experienced a lot of uncertainty. As we begin to reopen our programs we still have questions about how to do so safely. We all need to be following the protocols set out by the Ontario Provincial government, but we as ringers should also understand which protocols and rehearsal routines truly make us feel safe.
The results presented here are intended to help inform both directors and ringers about what things are important to all of us. The more information we have, the better we all will feel.
The results have also been very useful in determining OGEHR policy for future events, both virtual and in person. (Please see motion at the bottom of this page.)
It is great to see that the vast majority of handbells are looking forward to getting back to ringing and currently about half are able to start back up!
Returning to Playing
Ringers are quite comfortable with rehearsing and although still comfortable, a little less so with performing for an audience.
These are there main protocols the Provincial Government has asked all of us to follow. They are not only mandated, but in the minds of most ringers continued to be an important aspect of returning to ring.
The one protocol which does not have clear results is "Signing in for rehearsal." The mixed results could be due handbells being generally small groups and attendance records are probably already a regular part of our rehearsals.