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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 4 January 2021, the Government issued guidance about a new national lockdown in England to combat the increasing transmission rates of coronavirus. Restrictions differ in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. See below for more information.

England

The Government has issued guidance about a new national lockdown in England to begin from 5 January 2021 to combat the increasing transmission rates of coronavirus. 

What you can and cannot 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

We understand the frustration caused by this situation and will work to support you your businesses in the coming weeks – so disruption in your students learning is reduced. 


Scotland

Visit the Scottish government website here to find out the COVID protection level for each local area and get information on what you can and canThere are four tiers for local restrictions.




Northern Ireland

Restrictions in Northern Ireland are different to other parts of the UK. Please read the guidance carefully. Visit the government services website here

Wales

National rules and restrictions for Wales can be found online here

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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