Covid-19 Health Declaration

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Principal - Candice Morton-Smart

Bristol Ballet School

Updated 27 August 2022

 

Dear parents/guardians,

It is essential that parents/guardians have read our Policy and Procedure Page and are on board to ensure everyone adheres to them. 

 

New Covid - 19 Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

 

 

Guidelines and Safe Practice to in-person dance lessons

 

Whenever possible, parents and other visitors should not enter the building. We request that parents drop off their children at the entrance door to the building and do not open internal areas for waiting parents or family members. Please ensure appropriate social distancing is in place.  

 

Drop Off and Collection Procedures

Arrive at your allocated lesson time and not before. Early arrivals will be required to wait outside.

 

All students should arrive dressed and ready for class in their dance uniform. Any tasks that can be done at home or in the car should be( hair, dressing, make up, etc.) Dancers should not wear their dance shoes outside, dance shoes should be put on immediately before entering the studio and removed immediately after class.  

Our Cleaning Procedures

Increased sanitising of surfaces in communal areas such as floors, door handles, toilet, sink areas. Sanitising of all studio floors regularly.

Increased ventilation. We will be opening doors and windows frequently so that there is a maximum through flow of air. 

 

Availability of hand soap at sinks and hand sanitiser in studio and other areas. Both antibacterial hand soap and sanitiser will be suitable for children and readily available. We recommend children to bring along their own hand sanitiser to reduce contact with our dispensers, and to avoid possible allergic reactions. They will be located by the entrance and exit, in toilets and the dance studios. On arrival and before departing students will need to wash their hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds or use hand sanitiser. 

 

Only bottled water, which is not to be shared in the dance studio.

Updated Terms and Conditions

 

Policy for refunds and credits for loss of classes in case of infections or forced closer 

 

If a class is cancelled due to the sickness of the student, teacher, extreme weather, a health epidemic or any other unforeseen event, then we will try to reschedule the class. This may be on a different day and time from when originally scheduled, and might involve online lessons or an extension to the term time dates. No refunds will be given in this case. In the event that we are unable to reschedule the class a refund will be issued in the form of an account credit to be used towards future invoices.

 

Please follow the instructions on hygiene and social distancing as displayed around the building to keep yourself and everyone safe. By attending lessons at BBS you agree to abide by these rules.

 

Students are advised to bring only essential items with them. Water bottles should be clearly marked with students name.

 

Keep 2 metres distance.

 

For students with consecutive lessons; It is the responsibility of the teacher of the class to allow adequate time for students to vacate the studio, and wipe any areas that may have been touched using the provided cleaning materials before their next lesson.

 

Allow for extra time for getting in and out of the building.

 

As a student and visitor to Bristol Ballet School, you agree to take full responsibility for your personal health, hygiene and assuring the safety of others in attendance, including high risk participants.

 

We strongly advise that those deemed as high risk to avoid attending in-person lessons at the studios for the time being.

 

COVID 19 GUIDELINES

 

Students, visitors and assistant teachers who are unwell with following symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) should not attend lessons at Bristol Ballet School. 

 

Please note that we have the right to refuse entry to anyone if you have Covid19 symptoms.

A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.

 

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home and self isolate for 14 days.

 

If you have symptoms and have a lesson with us, please contact the school as soon as possible.

 

We are continuously reviewing our procedures and will do everything we can to accommodate and meet your own requirements.

For any questions or concerns please email bristolballetschool@gmail.com or call 07889686214

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Official UK Government advice

 

Visit the following links for official UK government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Overview – -Coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

See the latest NHS guidance on coronavirus for the current situation in the UK and abroad.

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has also produced general advice on preparing for foreign travel and how everyone can reduce the spread of respiratory viruses.

Trusted Sources of information

Please stay informed by visiting the Government’s website and the following websites:

  • NHS

  • Public Health England (PHE)

  • World Health Organisation (WHO)

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

As a community, we really need to support one another during this difficult time. 

 

Many thanks for your full cooperation in advance. Hygiene is our greatest protection, lets keep our dancers safe. 

 

Many Thanks, 

Principal 

Miss Candice 

 

Bristol Ballet School