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COVID-19 - STAYING SAFE

 

APPROVED SAFETY PLAN

  1. COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND SELF-ISOLATION


YOU MUST NOT attend your class if you have any coronavirus symptoms. If you have a persistent cough, a high temperature or have lost your sense of taste or smell you should self-isolate and get a test. With the Delta and Omicron variants, a headache, sore throat and runny nose are also common symptoms.


DO NOT attend your class if you have any cold/flu symptoms - even where you have a negative COVID-19 test result. 


Please follow government guidance regarding close contacts, for example where someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19. Do not attend your class if you are not fully vaccinated. You may be asked for proof of vaccination and a negative lateral flow test. 


If you become unwell whilst at your class with symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to be taken immediately to the designated safe area. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after attending your class, alert NHS Test and Trace.


In England, from 16th August 2021, if you are fully vaccinated or under 18, you will not need to self-isolate following a close contact with someone who has COVID-19 but must follow government testing guidance. 


2. VENTILATION


Fresh air ventilation is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of transmission indoors. Doors and windows will be opened or vented where possible to improve air flow.


3. CLEANING AND HYGIENE


All of our venues have cleaning strategies in place. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned before and after your class. Any shared equipment will be cleaned between each use. Clients are encouraged to:

  • Sanitise and wash their hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your face, nose or eyes.

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow, or into a tissue and immediately dispose of it.

  • Wash your hands and sanitise.

  • Bring your own tissues and hand sanitiser.

  • Clean your mat before and after your class.

  • Wash your clothes when you get home.

4. OCCUPANCY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING


While there are no longer any legal requirements for social distancing, clients are encouraged to keep their distance from each other wherever possible.


5. FACE COVERINGS


It is currently a legal requirement to wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces. Please wear a face covering when arriving for and leaving classes. Your instructor will also wear a face covering where close contact is required (including the administration of first aid). You will not need to wear a mask when exercising.


6. NHS TEST AND TRACE


Your venue will display the NHS QR code poster and clients are encouraged to use the NHS Test and Trace app to check-in. Attendance records will be kept by your instructor, in accordance with GDPR regulations, for 21 days. This information will be provided to NHS Test and Trace if requested.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR CLASS

ARRIVING AT YOUR CLASS: You will be encouraged to arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before the start time and to avoid gathering in clusters in indoor spaces. Maintain space with anyone outside your household or bubble.


ENTERING THE VENUE: Your venue will be fit for purpose under the prevailing Government guidelines. Please sanitise your hands when arriving. 


ENTERING YOUR CLASS ROOM: Please do not enter the class room until your instructor advises you - this is to ensure the room is properly set up and cleaned. 


SETTING UP YOUR MAT: Your instructor will direct you into the room one and a time and show you where to put your mat. 


DURING THE CLASS: Please follow your instructors directions at all times during the class. Minimal hands on correction will be used, and your instructor will always wear a mask when in close contact and ask for your verbal consent.


EQUIPMENT: No equipment will be passed between clients during the class. Any equipment provided by the instructor will be cleaned before and after use. All participants must provide their own mat and should bring their own blocks and resistance bands (optional).


LEAVING THE CLASS: You will be directed to leave the class by the instructor. Please leave the venue promptly and do not gather. If you need to leave during the class, please wear your face covering. Please sanitise your hands when leaving your class.