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COVID -19
How will face to face classes work?

Ensuring we return to classes safely

In line with the current government guidelines and guidence from Yoga Alliance, I will be recommencing face to face classes in September, alongside continuing virtual classes via the 'Zoom' platform. 

The safety of all my clients is the absolute priority and it is normal to have some apprehension about starting or returning to a face to face class.

 

Please see below for further answers to some of the questions you might have regarding face to face classes. 

What measures will be in place to minimise any risks?

-All participants will be required to bring their own equiptment to class (yoga mat and a block or a cushion are recommended)

- All participants will be required to have their yoga mat 2 metres apart-

(I will set out markings on the floor, to ensure we have this distance)

-At all locations Churchill, Blakedown and Wolverley a one way system is in place for entering and leaving the building

-Handwashing facilities and hand gel will be provided

-Participants must wear their own facemask on entering and exiting the building and if going to the toilet . You do not have to wear a facemask in the class (unless you want to) as social distancing measures are in place. 

-There will be 2M between each participant to ensure social distancing. 

-There is a strict cleaning regime in place. Prior to the class I will clean door handles, toilets, sinks, light switches and the floor. I will do this clean after our class has finished too. 

-Staggered start and finish times have been timetabled (where required) to ensure no cross over with a previous group/class (with 30 minutes between for cleaning)

-All payments for classes will be cashless and made only via the website. Payment for classes must be received prior to you commencing your class/classes. 

-As long as its not too cold, some windows and doors will be kept open during class

What can I do to prepare before coming to a face to face class?

BEFORE CLASS:

-You will be required to buy your own equiptment prior to coming to class. Please see my blog post on yoga mat recommendations. Bringing your own water bottle is recommended too.  Try to bring minimal belongings to class

-You will be required to read

' Safety information- Attending my yoga class' and complete the 'Energise yoga - registration form'.

This ensures I have all your details for track and trace, and an emergency contact number should you feel unwell during class. It also out lines the responsibilities you have to minimise your risks. 

-Do not come to class if you are suffering with any COVID-19 related symptoms such as high temperature, a new, continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Do not come to class if you feel unwell with a cold or flu like symptoms. 

-Do not come to class if a member of your family/household has developed COVID-19 symptoms 

-Please do not arrive to class more than 10 minutes before the class commences, as I will not allow you into the building. This is to minimise the time we spend indoors. 

-Please ensure you arrive PROMPTLY to class ready to start the class on time. This is to ensure that social distancing is maintained throughout, and to allow the other participants in the class to relax. Unfortunately those arriving 5 minutes or later, may not be able to join in the class

-Handwash or hand gel your hands prior to entering class

-Please arrive dressed ready for yoga

-Please ensure you wipe your mat prior to commencing the class with antibacterial wipes 

What do I need to do during the class?

-Roll out your mat- and BREATHE!

Just enjoy the class!

What do I need to do after class?

-we recommend that you hand gel or handwash your hands on leaving the class.

-We ask that you leave the class promptly (via the one way system) once the class has finished

-It may be wise to shower and change your clothes once you get home

-Please wipe your mat down following the class.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Please click this link to see the  risk assessment for Blakedown parish room

Completed by R.Murray

Safety information- Attending my yoga class

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ PRIOR TO CLASS 

Energise Yoga Registration form- PLEASE COMPLETE PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST CLASS 

IF THIS FORM HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE CLASS 

For further information on guidance see:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities

https://www.bwy.org.uk/covid-19/

https://yourya.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guidebook_Opening_Up_Best_Practices-1.pdf