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Covid-19 Health Declaration

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Principal - Candice Morton-Smart

Bristol Ballet School

Updated 05 January 2023


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 if they are suffering from symptoms of Covid -19. 


Drop Off and Collection Procedures

Arrive at your allocated lesson time 10-15 minutes before and not before. Early arrivals may 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.).

Our Cleaning Procedures

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


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.

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.


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.




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 or call 07889686214




Official UK Government advice


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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response:


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


Overview – -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, 


Miss Candice 


Bristol Ballet School

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