Covid-19 safety

Staying Covid-safe  (Latest update: 8 December 2021. To be updated for next concert on Sat 19 March 2022)

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience at any event, we all need to look after both ourselves and each other!

Worcester Festival Choral Society asks all concert-goers, staff and performers to take a number of Covid-19 mitigating measures when attending our concerts in wonderful Worcester Cathedral – itself a spacious, Covid-aware venue, with various safety measures in place.

Your visit (applies to HANDEL MESSIAH CONCERT - 11 DECEMBER 2021)

  • LATERAL FLOW TESTS: Everyone is strongly encouraged to take a precautionary, at-home Lateral Flow Test, at most 48 hours before attending the concert. If you or a member of your household have a positive test result, or if you (or someone you have been in contact with) are experiencing any symptoms of concern, PLEASE STAY AT HOME
  • MASKS: In line with the government's latest update of 8 December, from Friday 10 December face masks are compulsory at all times whilst inside the Cathedral, including during the performance, unless you are exempt for medical reasons (or where impractical, such as singing; or eating/drinking during the interval)
  • HAND SANITISING: Please make use of the hand sanitiser provided at the venue
  • OTHER: Please follow the recommended marked routes and signposting throughout Worcester Cathedral


       Q: Do I need to show a Covid Pass / negative lateral flow test result to attend Handel’s Messiah on 11 December?
       A: NO. For entry our Handel’s Messiah concert on 11 December, an NHS Covid Pass or proof of a negative, recent lateral flow test are NOT required. 

Your tickets

  • Our normal Ts and Cs regarding refunds will apply to WFCS concerts this season. Our concert tickets are offered using the WFCS seating plan, as shown during our online ticket purchasing process. However, if further Covid-related restrictions are announced, we reserve the right to provide alternative seats to those purchased, due to updates of government guidelines
  • If the concert for which you have tickets is cancelled due to Government Covid-19 guidance, you will be refunded automatically by our agent TicketSource, including your booking fee  
  • Please do not attend a WFCS event if you, or someone you have been in contact with, has tested positive or feels unwell.  If you wish WFCS to consider refunding your ticket, you must notify the Ticket Secretary at least 24 hours before the start of the event, via the WFCS website Contact page.

Thank you in advance, for helping us to keep our concerts safe for everyone to enjoy!
Worcester Festival Choral Society looks forward to welcoming you soon.

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