Rattle is almost grounded by plane contactmain
From the Telegraph:
While flying in to the LSO…
The day before he was due to take up the baton on Sunday he was told via Test and Trace email to self-isolate due a Covid-19 contact on his flight, and his soprano Barbara Hannigan was poised to take on conducting duties despite also having to sing for the show.
But the conductor’s team managed to persuade Test and Trace officials that at the 11th hour that he was safe to lead the ensemble after testing negative, and Sir Simon returned to the podium for the Radio 3 recording.