Covid-19: Staying Safe in Class updated 27 August 2020

I’m looking forward to being able to welcome you in person ​

Your safety is my priority, and I’ll be following all the latest guidance from the Government, Sport England and British Wheel of Yoga to ensure that you’re provided with a safe space to practice yoga.

Please read the following guidance to  keep everyone safe and healthy as we return to an in person, and if you have any questions do get in touch. 

In person classes return dates:

Drotiwich Lesiure Centre return on 28th July 2020 and students should also familiarise themselves with the Leisure Centre Covd-19 guidance.

Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Droitwich return on 8th September 2020.

Cutnall Green Memorial Hall expected return 21st September 2020.

Guidance for in person classes:

If you have any changes since your health or wellbeing since you last attended, please do email me or call me with details.

Please stay at home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, someone in your household has symptoms, or if you have been recommended to self isolate or in quarantine after a visit.

If you, or someone you live with, are classed as vulnerable or extremely vunerable please check with your doctor about whether it is suitable for you to retun to yoga yet. I am happy to have a chat with you about this in the first instance.

Class sizes will be capped depending on the hall size. Initially maximum  6 per class at Droitwich Leisure Centre & Cutnall Green, 9 per class at Sacred Heart  (to be reviewed in conjunction with those attending).

Please adhere to social distancing when waiting outside of the class and exiting. I will tell you where to place your mats in class so we are at least 2m apart. If it is raining. Please wait in your car until the class start time.

2m social distancing at all times.

Please wear a mask whilst entering and exiting the hall and moving around the hall, including the toilets. You do not need to wear a mask when on your yoga mat practising yoga unless you wish to do so.

I will be at least 2m away from you. I will not be moving around the room. 

There will be no breathing practises or exercises which require us to breathe out with ‘force’ or through an open mouth e.g. sighing the breath through an open mouth, ‘woodchopper’ breath, om etc. 

Please bring your own mat and props, as we’re unable to share equipment. Do ask me if you need help sourcing equipment.

Please arrive in your kit – avoid using the toilets to change.

Toilets will be open, but please adhere to each halls individual restrictions on useage and be aware that corridors too and from toilets are often pinch points where it is hard to distance. Do take extra care of social distancing in these areas.

Please use the sanitiser provided at entry/exit points.

Windows and or doors will remain open before and during class to ensure ventilation. Droitwich Leisure Centre students please refer to the Centre’s re room ventilation. It is advisable to wear extra layers.

Internal doors will remain open where possible to minimise contact. If door handles are used these should be sanitised with the spray provided in the hall.

The venue will be cleaned between classes.

I’d recommend that you wipe your mat with sanitiser or disinfectant after class or when you get home.

As places are limited, payment in advance for the half term is required to secure your place. You will be unable to move between classes during covid due to the restricted class numbers, but this option will return when restrictions are stopped.

Payment by bank transfer is preferred, to avoid handling of cash. (If you are only able to pay by cash please bring the exact money as I won’t have the cash tin with me). 

A copy of the full Covid-19 risk assessment is available to students upon request.

NHS Test & Trace…

Your contact information will be passed to NHS Test & Trace if requested by them. No information will be provided to NHS Test & Trace other than contact phone number and attendance date/time. 

You may request to opt out. See NHS Test & Trace Guidance here

Cancellations…

Class credits will only be offered if you cancel due to symptoms of Covid-19.