Our Covid-Safe Policy - updated 10th September 2020
If you have ANY symptoms of a cold-type illness, however mild or 'only feel a bit sweaty' or 'only have a tickly cough' or ''feel a bit under the weather' or your food tastes funny or your sense of smell is a bit off or you ache or have had a bout of diarrhea (all possible symptoms of Covid-19) you must not attend class. Please phone NHS and take their advice on whether you need a test or to self isolate for 14 days
Other reasons for a cough:
Asthma etc: We have a few Asthma sufferers, and people who have 'ongoing coughs' due to diagnosed non-infectious medical conditions or medication they are taking. The NHS Advice for people who have pre-diagnosed non-infectious coughs is: If you notice a CHANGE in your cough frequency / type or have a temperature, then isolate yourself and seek advice from NHS
For the purposes of attending classes, if you have a condition that causes you to cough, let me know now so I can make an exception for you. Cover your mouth firmly before every cough.
Additionally, please take up a position in the class nearest to the door and if you get a coughing fit, leave the building until it has subsided for the peace of mind of the rest of the group. Bring / take whatever meds help your cough and a drink of water if that helps. I reiterate that this allowance is ONLY for people who have a pre-diagnosed ongoing non-infectious heath condition (such as asthma) which causes a cough who let me know in advance and not for people who have recently developed an unexplained cough.
CONTROLLING THE SPREAD
Please do not arrive for your class until 5 minutes before the designated start time.
Please wait in your car if you arrive prior to 5 minutes before start time. to allow the previous group to leave without them needing to pass by.
If a doorway is labelled 'EXIT ONLY' please do not enter via that door and vice versa for 'ENTRANCE' door.
At The Mytchett Centre the entrance and exit doors are the external fire escape doors which lead directly out of the hall into the grounds, on the left of the building as you face the front. The main entrance which you may have used before is 'out of bounds' but still available as a fire escape if needed.
When entering the hall, please take up a place 2m away from the nearest person, as far away from the entrance door as possible, to allow others to enter without needing to pass you. Please don't gravitate towards the same familiar spot every week, but instead take up a place as i've described.
In the event of needing to leave the hall in an emergency - eg a fire, ignore social distancing but leave as quickly and calmly as you can via any doorway.
When class is over, i will ask you to wait and leave the building line by line so there is no congestion in the doorway. Please move away from the building without waiting for your buddies/ hubbies!
Please do not form groups for a chat in the car park / grounds/ building to chat to others before or after class- the venues have specifically asked that we all adhere to this requirement
Please only bring belongings into class which you can keep on your person (ie no bags)
It is also a condition of attending classes that everybody keeps some tissues on their person so that ANY and EVERY cough can be firmly caught (the bare hand is not adequate according to NHS) Please wear something with pockets for your tissues as tissues tucked up sleeves tend to fall out during exercise and cause a hygiene issue when they fall on the floor. If your cough turns out to be more than a one-off incident please leave the building until it has stopped or leave the class early if it shows signs of continuing.
We are employing a 2 metre distance between members of our groups, please observe this at ALL times when in the venue's car park /grounds/ building even if you feel it is safe to get closer, the other person you approach may not feel the same way and the venue's policy prohibits this.
Rule of 6: (10/9/20) It appears, as far as we can tell, that we are exempt from this rule because we are meeting to learn and exercise and not to socialise. Both SHTC and our venues are all COVID-SAFE compliant and w do not have to observe the Rule of 6.
Please use the Hand Sanitiser which i will provide, as soon as you enter the hall. The material safety data info for the hand sanitiser is as follows: Contains: Alcohol Denat 70%, Water, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Malaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limolene. Keep away from eyes, if in eyes, rinse with water for several minutes, if irritation persists seek medical advice. Do not ingest. If ingested seek medical advice. More info at thego2brand.com
Only one person to leave the hall to visit the WC at a time and the hallway leading to the WC is out of bounds apart from access to WC. Please wash your hands after visiting WC.
Face Coverings - not required at 2m social distancing but wear one if you wish.
If, after you have attended any of our classes you have a test which proves positive for Covid-19 please let me know straight away and also give my phone number 07855 850427 to NHS Test and Trace and tell them which class venue and time you have attended. I will keep a record of everyone's attendance and you will be informed should anyone in a class you came to contract Covid-19. This may mean that you have to isolate for 14 days, NHS Test and trace will let you know.
I will sanitise all frequently touched surfaces with antibac / antiviral cleaner between classes and at the end of each session. However, do not assume surfaces are virus free, try not to touch anything in the hall and do not touch your face.
Thanks for your time and kindness to the others,
Stay happy and healthy!