Covid constraints

It’s wonderful that we are able to dance in person again!

St Paul’s church on Hills Road is a lovely space to dance in – note we’ve now moved from St Philip’s church.

Times are now 8:00 to 9:30, doors open 7:45, close at 8:00.

Unfortunately, we do of course have to work within Covid constraints.

We can’t do Zoom and in-person at the same time, so for the moment we’ve switched to in-person, without online Zoom dances.

To manage numbers, all bookings are online, and we cannot welcome people on-the-door without online bookings. For traceability, bookings are non-transferable.

Official guidelines say there must be an allowance of 100 square feet (9.3m², c.3m×3m) per person in any enclosed space, and everyone should ensure 2 metres distance. This limits the number of people we can invite to dance.

Some guidance suggests floor markings to enable people to maintain 2 metre distancing; for the reassurance of dancers, we will be marking spaces on the floor which we ask dancers to use to ensure their distances from others – movement between spaces is possible.

Masks are optional during the dance, but in the entrance lobby, when 2 metre distancing is hard to maintain, we ask that masks should be worn.

Hand sanitisers are available at several points throughout the church.

Of course, if you have Covid symptoms, please don’t come and dance – in that case we will offer a refund.

If you would like to take a lateral flow test before attending, that would help us all feel more relaxed in class.

We trust that dancers will respect these boundaries; anyone who feels them too restrictive – or too relaxed – we look forward to seeing you again once we get back closer to a resumption of normal service.