Like everyone in the UK, we here at Out of the Ark Music are having to make adjustments to our working practices to ensure we do our part to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
During this November lockdown, Out of the Ark is still open for business and our Customer Services team are here to answer your queries
Here are some changes we have made at Out of the Ark Music:
- The majority of our staff are working remotely, with only staff unable to work from home still attending the office.
- Social distancing is adhered to in the office.
- Regular hand sanitising and increased office cleaning takes place.
- Like many other businesses, we were able to make use of the government furlough scheme during the peak of the first lockdown.
On top of the changes we have made to our working practices, we also recognize that the school singing landscape has changed dramatically! To respond to this, we have been working really hard to provide relevant information, advice and products which include:
- The launch of Universal Access, another limited-time-only product that allows access to our extensive song catalogue for £100+VAT for a whole year!
- Calling on the experience of our experts to provide lots of advice on and options for producing a bubble-friendly nativity this year, including our Bubble-Friendly Nativity Finder.
- Script-Split Suggestions to make nativities bubble-friendly.
- Tips for filming nativities.
- Singing and non-singing ideas.
- Updated terms of our Performance Licences to cover filming and streaming of nativities.
- Introducing a COVID-19 Licence Guarantee, whereby your performance licence can be extended by 1 year if you are unable to perform your nativity due to COVID-19.
- Producing an Out of the Ark Recovery Curriculum that gives ideas for keeping singing alive in schools and using music to help children adapt to the new normal.
- Offering FREE access to 64 songs and associated teaching ideas from our catalogue through our Out of the Ark @HOME project during the first lockdown (March-July).
- The launch of our limited-time-only product Songs for EVERY Lockdown Leavers' Assembly.
We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but we hope that by doing our bit we can make things just that little bit easier!
Thank you for your ongoing support for Out of the Ark Music.