Stephan Blezinger

Meisterwerkstätte für Flötenbau


The recorder and the corona virus

Update April 28, 2020

My ship is open for you again!

However some restrictions will have to be mentioned:

  • DUe to the small size of my shop only one person at once is allowed to be invited.
  • Same as in all shops you are obliged to wear a mask covering mouth and nose.
    Of course: If you want to test an instrument you may remove the mas.
  • For testing you will get only instruments which have been disinfected before.
  • The same way I will disinfect each instrument you will give to me.

Foru the case you want to send an instrument to me - my request:

  • In these times I ask you urgently not under any circumstances to sebd me anytrhing by standard parcel post/DHL!
  • Please contact me in advance either by mal or by phone - thank you!

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Also we recorder players can't get around the topic "corona virus".
When instruments get into other hands (and other lips) they can become a source of infection. And with everything we know about this virus, it's clear that even people without symptoms of illness can be contagious for a certain time.

For me as a recorder maker, this is of course an almost everyday topic I have to deal with.

How to avoid infection risks:

  • Every instrument that comes into my workshop is thoroughly disinfected before I take it to my lips.
  • The same I do with every instrument before shipping.
  • For disinfection I use an alcohol-based agent. When used properly, this works sufficiently well against corona and some related virus types (for example influenza). This is the state of information that I have come across from medical experts.
    Also important: alcohol does neither harm the material nor you as a player - at least when it has evaporated. When the wood surface is lightly oiled afterwards, no instrument will suffer any damage.

This is how I do my best to avoid unnecessary risks.
If you do your part we will continue to enjoy our wonderful instruments.

 


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