COVID-19: HEALTH & SAFETY
first class back after lockdown was friday 7th August 2020 and I have received some lovely emails which I would like to share with you...
'...well done for managing your classes so well, it was lovely to hear your music again' the hall manager
'...loved the early class today. So well organised for keeping us all safe. Thank you'
'Thank you ladies it was great to be back, even if I don't know my left from my right. Seriously, you have obviously put in a great deal of work in order for us to return to dancing...'
BOTH PAT AND MYSELF HAVE COMPLETED TWO ON LINE TRAINING COURSES ON PREVENT COVID 19 AND AN INTRO TO INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE COPIES OF OUR CERTIFICATES.
WHOOP...WHOOP...THE MAJORITY OF HotShots CLASSES HAVE NOW STARTED AGAIN AFTER LOCKDOWN. IN ABLE TO RE-START I HAVE TO BE GOVERNMENT COMPLIANT AND HAVE HAD TO COMPLETE A COVID 19 RISK ASSESSMENT FOR EVERY VENUE ON HOW HotShots LDC ARE GOING TO KEEP BOTH YOU, THE DANCERS, AND THE VENUES AS COVID 19 SAFE AS POSSIBLE. AT EACH VENUE MY COVID 19 RISK ASSESSMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO LOOK AT.
EVERY DANCER WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF HotShots H&S GUIDELINES AND DISCLAIMER LEAFLET. SCROLL DOWN AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ THEM. ALL DANCERS WILL ALSO HAVE TO COMPLETE A PAR-Q READY TO DANCE FORM.
YOU CANNOT JUST TURN UP FOR A CLASS ... ALL SESSIONS ARE PRE-BOOKED AND PRE-PAID IN ADVANCE ... NO WALK INS.
ALL HotShots CLASSES ARE BEING HELD IN COVID SECURE VENUES AND I AM FOLLOWING ALL GOVT PROTOCOL IN ORDER TO KEEP EVERY DANCER SAFE.
COVID GOVT UPDATES CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
COVID GOVT UPDATES:
All classes will be well ventilated and hand sanitizer will be readily available. Face masks are not a requirement but if it makes you feel safe please wear one.
Even though the govt have relaxed all covid guidelines HotShots are keeping to our December measures see below ... we have your safety in mind.
1st DECEMBER 2021:
TO KEEP YOU ALL SAFE WHEN ATTENDING YOUR DANCE CLASS.
WE HAVE REINTRODUCED ALL COVID SAFETY MEASURES. WEAR YOUR MASK WHEN ENTERING, LEAVING THE BUILDING. MASKS CAN BE TAKEN OFF WHEN SITTING AND ON THE DANCEFLOOR. MASKS MUST ALSO BE WORN WHEN GOING TO THE TOILETS AND WHEN TALKING TO OTHER DANCERS. PLEASE KEEP SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU. PLEASE SANITISE HANDS REGULARLY. WE STILL SANITISE ALL CHAIRS, TABLES ETC AS BEFORE.
ACTION: to inform all dancers verbally, emails, texts, social media.
19/07/2021: THE GOVT ARE LIFTING ALL RESTRICTIONS. HOWEVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE CLASSES AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING DURING THIS PANDEMIC WITH COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES IN PLACE. TO KEEP OUR DANCERS SAFE.
ACTIONS: To inform all dancers.
11/05/21: ALL CLASSES RESTARTING 17th MAY SAME COVID GUIDELINES AS BEFORE. ACTIONS: All venues and attendees have been informed.
16/12/2020: London boroughs have been placed in Tier 4, lockdown. ACTIONS: All classes to close. Inform all attendees and venues.
02/12/2020: London boroughs have been placed in Tier 2. We can re-start line dancing as long as we follow all the covid protocols and guidance stated previous. ACTIONS: inform all attendees and venues.
17/10/2020: London boroughs are now in the high risk areas, however, we can still continue line dancing classes as long as all venues are covid secure and I follow all govt covid protocols. ACTIONS: inform all attendees and venues.
22/09/2020: Gatherings of 6 people: line dancing comes under the umberella of fitness/dance/evercise classes as long as we are using covid safe venues, I am following all govt covid protocols we can continue. QR Codes: some venues will need to create and display a QR code poster, however, this is the venues responsibilty. Class contact records still to be kept by the instuctor for track and trace. ACTIONS: VERBALLY INFORM ALL ATTENDEES AND VENUES.
09/09/2020: Gatherings of 6 people, There will be exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people, including: organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes as long as we are using covid secure venues and we have completed risk assessments following government covid guidance. You will also need to complete a PAR-Q form.
ACTIONS: TO INFORM ALL ATTENDEES. GIVE OUT PAR Q FORMS TO ALL ATTENDEES TO COMPLETE AND RETURN.
It is now mandatory to wear a face covering or face shields when you enter all premises. However, you are not required to wear one while you are exercising/dancing.
You will wear a face covering/face shield entering and leaving the premises and when you are sitting on your allocated chair, having a drink or going to the loo ... you can remove your face covering when you are on the dance floor.
No one to attend who has symptons of COVID 19, who has tested positive in the past 3 weeks, is quarantined, or has been contacted by TRACK and TRACE but NOT TESTED YET.
No singing or talking in raised voices.
ACTION: INFORM ALL ATTENDEES