Coronavirus Guidance

Here you will find the latest news, guidance and advice to help you navigate through the pandemic


Society Headquarters

We are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our members, examiners, students and staff. We continue to follow the advice from the government. These pages follow official government advice and will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

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Latest Announcement

In England, the next phase of restrictions will be eased from 12 April 2021 in line with the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (roadmap out of lockdown).

This includes:

  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • all childcare and supervised activities will be allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
  • you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible.

Find further information for the United Kingdom here



We've answered your Teaching and Examinations questions, offering guidance in responding to COVID-19.

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Teaching Online & Syllabus Material

Are you continuing to offer your teaching services online? Here's some useful advice to help you on your digital journey

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Examinations Updates

Find out more about how our examinations service will run and get support and advice for your eventual return to studio

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Government Support for Businesses

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Government Advice for the United Kingdom


You can find useful links for European countries with respective COVID guidelines below.

International Government Links

Returning to the studio?

Browse our support documents which provide an overview of some of the health and safety and operational issues to consider when you return to the workplace.

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A message from our Chief Executive

Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, our first focus has been to maintain the health and well-being of our members, examiners, students and staff. We have developed free guidance and support materials to help assist you in moving your teaching online and safely back into your studios when the time arises. In this time of crisis, public awareness of physical health and mental wellbeing is higher than ever and the unique physical, social and creative benefits of dance are going to be needed more than ever in the months and years ahead. Our Mark of Quality Teaching campaign, advocates for the value of dance and the importance of learning with a qualified dance teacher. It allows you to demonstrate your expertise and helps us to raise the profile of the Society and dance teaching in general. My colleagues and I remain committed to supporting you, whatever the future brings, and I am confident that together we can rise to this challenge.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. While the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is not qualified to provide guidance beyond what the government has issued here is a round-up of useful sites.

NHS Guidance and Health Advice
The NHS website provides information on what the coronavirus is, what the risks are and how to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, including advice on staying at home.

COVID-19 UK Government Guidance 
Find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you have symptoms, and what the government is doing about the virus.

Guidance for Educational Establishments
This guidance will assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding COVID-19

Travel Advice
For the latest government advice about travelling abroad, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.