A Safe Return to the Studio

It has been an anxious time awaiting the news that it is safe to return to the studio and we are thrilled to hear we are able to reopen this summer with new procedures and guidelines to keep everyone safe.

We thank you for your patience and support throughout this uncertain time and we are confident that with everyone’s co-operation we can safely welcome students back. Things will be a little different, as you will expect, but creating a fun, friendly and safe learning environment for our students will always be at the forefront of all our decisions.

 

The doors will open on the 20th July as we introduce the beginning of our Summer Workshop programmes with the following guidelines:

  • No student who is showing symptoms or has been in contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days will be permitted into the studio.

  • Maximum of 15 students per class group with no mixing of other class groups.  

  • Allowing sufficient time between class groups to allow for cleaning.

  • Staggering drop-off and pick-up times to avoid congestion.

  • No adults other than teachers to be permitted in the building.

  • One parent only per student to wait outside a minimum of 2m apart when dropping-off/ collecting.

  • Where possible, we request parents and students do not use public transport to travel to or from the studio.

  • Students are to travel to class with members from their own household only.

  • Separate spaces will be designated per student for outside clothes/shoes which will not be permitted out of the foyer.

  • Hand washing will be implemented on arrival, departure and throughout the session where required.

  • Paper towels are available in place of hand towels.

  • Hand sanitizer available for use throughout the session where required.

  • Dance shoes must always be worn in the studio, no bare feet and shoes should not be worn at home or outside.

  • If your child exhibits any of the COVID-19 symptoms after attending a class, they must taken for a test as soon as practically possible and you must inform us immediately.  As soon as the test result is known you must update us.  We will inform all students parents by email that have had contact and keep them updated of the results when known.

 

We have completed a comprehensive risk assessment for the reopening of the studio and will continue to monitor and adjust the procedures as required. We will continue to follow all official guidelines set out by the government and our regulatory bodies. All staff are health and safety trained and have undergone training in the prevention of COVID-19 and the safe return to dance studios.