The German authorities* have published rules for reopening theatres which are highly impractical for orchestras – for instance, the distances to be maintained by wind players: 12 metres ahead and three metres either side.
The TfN-Philharmonie Hildesheim decided to try out Beethoven’s 7th symphony at prescribed distances in an otherwise empty theatre.
Here’s how it looked:
*UPDATE: We’re advised that these are not Goverrment rules but a guideline by the VBG: Verwaltungs-
The 12-metre rule has been contested by the Charité scientific institute here.