• Video report by ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers


The choir at Salisbury Cathedral have teamed up with the Government's secretive science labs to find a way to start singing safely again.

Scientists have attended a choir rehearsal at Salisbury Cathedral to test the reach of spray and spittle from the choirs.

The choirs professional singers will perform a series of tests in the government science facility at nearby Porton Down to establish how close the choir can stand to each other.

Services at the cathedral had moved online during the pandemic but as lockdown measures ease, the famous cathedral choir hopes to start singing under that famous spire again.

And once the labs determine the minimum social distance, Salisbury can exult in hearing music to sooth the soul again, in a city which has been through so much in recent years.