COVID-Safe Measures for Private Tuition
NHS Test & Trace - Attendees Contact Details
As a condition of any booking, we need to provide the contact details of the person booking on request to NHS Test & Trace, up to 21 days after each session. Your email address and phone number are required at time of booking and before the class. These details will be used for NHS Test & Trace.
The organiser should ensure they have contact details for all other participants.
Ensure That No Participants Have COVID symptoms…
It’s the organiser’s responsibility to ensure that if any potential participants or anyone they live with is feeling ill or has COVID symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been told to self-isolate, they do not participate.
Please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org if any participants receive a positive COVID-19 test result up to 7 days after your session.
Please keep at least 2 metres apart from everybody who is not in your household bubble during the class and throughout the time that the visiting party is on-site.
Arrival & Departure
The travelling party should enter the premises no earlier than 5 mins before the class start time and should leave within 5 minutes of the end of the lesson.
The host should ensure that only pre-agreed participants are present in the lesson space whilst travelling parties are present, and that all surfaces are wiped with virus-killing cleaners before and after the session.
Belongings and Dancewear
Visitors should arrive wearing the clothes and footwear they will be dancing in. For example, the travelling party could change into dance shoes in their car and avoid bringing large bags or heavy coats. Only essential items should be brought into the lesson space. This could include their own hand-sanitising gel and drinks. Travelling instructors may need to bring audio equipment.
Once in the lesson space, all participants should establish their “spot”, as advised by the host, and retain this position throughout the session. Belongings should be kept next to them.
At the end of the lesson, visitors should leave in an orderly fashion, keeping their 2m distance until all visitors are off-site.
Capacities need to be limited so we can maintain 2m+ distancing AND provide sufficient ventilation, based on government guidance of 100sqft per person. We are aiming to minimise the use of tables & chairs, the instructor may need 1 table and they will wipe this down at the end of the session. Any other furniture used should be wiped down by the person using it. Visiting parties should avoid using the host’s toilets wherever possible, as these are one of the highest risk areas for passing infection.
Wearing of Masks
Government guidance regarding the wearing of masks allows "permission to remove when it would negatively impact your ability to undertake exercise or an activity" or for communication.
Travelling parties should arrive and depart wearing masks and all participants can attempt the lesson with a mask on but either or both students and instructor may find it has a negative impact on the activity or delivery of instruction. Therefore they are not a requirement and we recommend that students and instructors decide between themselves depending on the circumstances for each lesson.
Other Things We Are Doing
Lowering music levels to reduce the need for projection when speaking. External doors/windows should be open wherever possible to increase airflows.
What Happens If...
If the local area, teacher or any participants are locked down or ordered to self-isolate then the lesson will be postponed to a mutually agreeable slot once the self-isolation period is over.
Accessing Online Videos
Where a teacher is instructing partner lessons without a demonstrator, historically they may have led the participant to demonstrate a move or technical point.
As this will no longer be an option, they may rely on video footage instead. Instructors may share a link during the lesson, so if possible, it would be helpful if participants have mobiles available to watch.