Government guidelines for return to the studio
I have had lengthy phone calls to the GG helpline with regards to re-opening the studio. The guidelines we have been told to follow are for out of school settings. Obviously after school and holiday clubs run in a completely different way to us so it has made our return to normal classes impossible at this time. Hopefully this will be relaxed in September
I have attached the links sent by our Association below, but this is the basic guidelines.
Children must be put in bubbles (max 15) 2 meter rule must still be followed so we can only fit around 10 children into each studio so will need to use both studios for our bubbles with a teacher and an assistant.
Teachers/assistance can only teach 1 bubble of children over the whole of the summer. As we only have 6 teachers and 3 assistance available to teach (and some of these have holidays booked) we would only be able to take a small amount of students back to the studio.
Self employed teachers who would normally work in various settings can only teach in one place with one bubble throughout the summer. This means that other teachers who might normally be called in to help out or take a class are limited to commitments they may already have.
The British Dance Council strongly advises reading the following information provided by the Government. Each dance school, club, business is unique and the guidance and regulations required for opening needs to be applied individually. It is also advisable you contact your own local authority for personal guidance if you have questions as each councils rules may differ.
The announcement by the Culture Secretary can be found here:
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has issued guidance for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities please see link here:
The guidance for the reopening of community facilities has been updated and refers to the guidance for grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities– link below:
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found here
If you offer these types of classes please ensure you read the guidance and regulations which apply.