Latest Coronavirus Update from Plymouth Music Zone’s Leadership Team July/August 2020

The Plymouth Music Zone team is still very much missing seeing everyone’s faces, being together and hearing the beautiful sound of music in the PMZ building.

As you will no doubt understand, in light of the current situation and government advice, we will be extending the period of closure of the Plymouth Music Zone building and the cancellation of all regular face to face music sessions until 1 August 2020. This will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We are all still very much here though!

Thanks to everyone who has been keeping in touch, supporting us and continuing to work alongside us. It continues to be a heartening experience keeping in touch with so many of you. Everyone at PMZ is now using these restrictions as an opportunity, to explore and develop new and exciting ways of making music together that keep us connected, even though we are physically apart.

PMZ Extraordinary Times Programme is now up and running and aims to keep our PMZ communities connected, engaged and supported through both online and offline musical activities. We want this programme and our activities to be meaningful and reach as many of you as possible. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a suggestion of how we can be even better at this.

All PMZ staff continue to work remotely from home continuing to preserve the strength and security of our team. To aid this, and to demonstrate our full commitment to wellbeing, we will be continuing to follow the following practice and weekly timetable.  From Mon 29th July until 3 August, PMZ will continue to operate a 4 day week whilst still fully respecting all current staff pay and conditions. The continued allocation of a day off and some flexible working is in place to allow staff to find the much-needed space to look after themselves and those they care for during these increased challenging times.

PMZ will continue to share useful wellbeing related resources online on Wednesday’s as part of PMZ’s ongoing #WellBeingWednesday campaign. Look for this as well as all things Extraordinary Times on PMZ’s social media channels and website.

To continue to keep communication channels strong, PMZ core hours during this time remain 10am to 5pm. Please feel free to contact us by email or social media should you need to be in touch.

As with so many arts organisations and charities, Plymouth Music Zone’s income and funding will inevitably be impacted by this crisis. We are working very hard to ensure the charity can still be using music to make a difference for a very long time to come. Of course we cannot do that without the support of key funders and all those who choose to donate to the charity.

We are deeply thankful for all and any continued support and donations through our Just Giving page.

Many thanks and the very best of wishes,

The PMZ Leadership Team (Debbie, Anna, Glyn and Karl)