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Covid-19

Government Advice for the United Kingdom

Here you will find helpful government guidance on safely returning to the studio.

COVID-19
Lockdown in England

We are following Government updates closely and will pass on any relevant guidance as soon as we receive it. On Monday 22 February, the UK Government announced a four stage roadmap out of the current lockdown in England, with schools reopening from 8 March. Restrictions differ in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. See below for more information.

England

In January the UK Government issued guidance about a national lockdown in England to combat the increasing transmission rates of coronavirus. 

What you can do:

  • Shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • Go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home.
  • Exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • Meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • Seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • Attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Current lockdown rules apply, but from 8 March the follow changes are likely to occur in England.

Step One: 8 March 2021

  • Schools and colleges are open for all students. Practical Higher Education Courses
  • Recreation or exercise outdoors with household or one other person. No household mixing indoors.
  • Wrap around childcare
  • Stay at home

And from 29 March,

  • Outdoor sport and leisure facilities, organised outdoor sport, and rule of six or two households mixing outside only.

Step Two: At least 5 weeks after Step 1, no earlier than 12 April. 

  • Indoor leisure open for use individually or within household groups
  • Rule of 6 / two households outside, no indoor mixing
  • Outside attractions, 
  • All children’s activities indoor parent and child groups
  • Minimise travel

Step Three:  At least 5 weeks after Step 2, no earlier than 17 May

  • Indoor entertainment and attractions
  • 30 person limit outdoors
  • Rule of 6 or two households indoors (subject to review)
  • Organised indoor adult sport
  • Some large events

Step Four: At least 5 weeks after Step 3, no earlier than 21 June. 

  • No limits on social contacts, 
  • Larger events

Find more information on the Governments Road Map here.

Find out what this means for your classes, dance education, and examinations here.


Scotland

Visit the Scottish government website here to find out the COVID restrictions in place.

Northern Ireland

Please read the guidance carefully. Visit the government services website here

Wales

For further guidance and support please visit the main Coronavirus page here

Useful guides for members

We have created some guidance for completing a risk assessment and an editable risk assessment template which you can download and use as you prepare to return to the studio.

Each situation and workplace will be unique and you will all have different risks to overcome. To help you consider these risks and prepare, we’ve created support documents which provide an overview of some of the health and safety and operational issues, which you can see below.

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