Coronavirus Covid-19: Some advise for musicians & music students

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Rebekah Keogh | Health



  • Do not attend your lesson/gig if you are showing any of the signs or are contagious in any way. Stay at home.
  • Call your doctor for advice if you think you might have the virus.
  • Wipe down keyboards/pianos down with wipes before and after use. Especially if it's a shared instrument like at your music lesson.
  • Use your own microphone.
  • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it regularly!
  • Wash your hands regularly and make sure you lather them up before rinsing.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing to help stop the spread of droplets which may contain the virus.
  • Keep your distance from anyone who appears to have any of the symptoms (coughing/breathing difficulties/sneezing etc)
  • If you are asthmatic, make sure you have your inhaler.
  • Take this seriously. But don't panic. Let's protect the most vulnerable from getting this virus. You might survive it, but the elderly and people with weakened immune systems might not!


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Keep up to date with your local health authority on Coronavirus news & advise; https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html