COVID-19 Response from Chicalba Bagpiping Services
Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, plus the most recently released guidelines and restrictions, we wanted to keep everyone up to date with what Chicalba Bagpiping Services can and cannot currently provide.
We are governed by the same rules as everyone else and therefore follow the current guidelines when playing for gatherings and events. We have been able to play for many different occasions and continue to work with our customers and clients to operate within the guidelines and follow the personal wishes of those we are performing for. We have also been able to honor people’s final wishes by providing music for many funeral services. Our physical positioning is still beyond social distancing recommendations – for everyone’s safety and comfort. These events and services are increasing in regularity, but would be revisited if there is any escalation in our restrictions or quarantine regulations.
We are also still able to work with individuals, event planners, prospective Brides & Grooms and many others to be flexible when providing our services as and when wished. We can perform live in many cases, however sometimes Weddings and various other types of events have to be rescheduled.
We can provide recorded tracks, videos of performances and perform live video linked performances for events that have decided to go ‘virtual’. There are still ways we can help.
Financially, all pre-paid event deposits can still be transferred to future dates and we will endeavor to honor any and all date change requests. In the highly unlikely event that we cannot offer a date, for any reason, refunds would be available.
Whilst teaching in person is still affected, we offer live video lessons and a number of other services where we critique or assess recorded sound files and videos. Please reach out to us for more information on any of these topics.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our wonderful performers, students, customers, clients and colleagues for their understanding during these times. We also want to pass on our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to everyone involved in keeping us safe and working to help beat this virus.
Please stay safe and respect the instructions given to help reduce the spread of the virus. We look forward to resuming normal and full service when the appropriate time comes.