Covid Policy

 

Plan B and how this affects Dynamic Dance Classes

 

As Plan B has now been extended I need to make some changes over the coming weeks:

From gov.uk website

“The Government has announced that it is introducing further COVID-19 restrictions for England broadly in line with the ‘Plan B’ announced in the Autumn/Winter Plan on 15 September. Under the new restrictions:

  • Face coverings will become mandatory in most indoor public venues from Friday 10 December. Settings which are exempt from wearing a face covering include: 

    • Restaurants, cafés and canteens

    • Bars and shisha bars

    • Gyms & exercise facilities

    • Photography studios

    • Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques;

  • The Government will introduce mandatory COVID certification for visitors aged 18 and over in certain venues from Wednesday 15 December. The use of the NHS COVID Pass is required as a condition of entry into the following places: 

    • nightclubs, dancehalls and discotheques;

The COVID-Pass will remain available to people who have had two doses of the vaccine for the time being but this may be reviewed in future.

What does this mean?"

Charleston & Dance Fit with Dee Dancers - This will not change our current policy. - Please continue to test regularly and do not show up if you have any symptoms or test positive. You do not need to wear a mask while exercising.

Modern Jive Dancers - Because our class numbers are growing and there is social dancing, we need to make some changes.  From Monday 10th January you will need to show a Valid COVID Pass, Exemption Certificate or a Negative LFT confirmation on entry. 

I understand that not everyone has the same views and opinions on COVID/Vaccines/Testing, but this is now needs to happen so I can open my doors on a Monday night - if this has changed your views or willingness to attend, please get in touch and a refund will be issued.

From the .gov website


How to use the NHS COVID Pass at venues, events and settings in England

This guidance is for visitors to venues, events and settings. There is separate guidance for workers and for organisations.

From Wednesday 15 December, if you are aged 18 or over, to enter certain venues and events in England you must have proof of one of the following:

  • you are vaccinated with 2 doses of an approved vaccine (or one of the single-dose Janssen vaccine) – we will keep this under review as boosters are rolled out

  • you have completed a negative PCR test or negative rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours

  • you are exempt from vaccination or vaccination and testing on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation

You should take tests as late as possible before attending the event, ideally within 12 hours. This will strengthen the protection testing provides.

How you can demonstrate your COVID-19 status
  • If you live in England, you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your COVID-19 status. The NHS COVID Pass provides valid proof of your COVID-19 status based on your COVID-19 vaccination details, test results, medical exemption or clinical trial participation.

  • A valid text or email confirmation from NHS Test and Trace (see the Reporting test results section below) can also be used as proof that you have completed a negative PCR test or negative rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours.

The venue or event will check your COVID-19 status. If you do not meet the requirements, the responsible person is legally required to deny you entry to the venue or event.

All of this will be reiterated on course and class bookings, please contact me if you have any questions!