Covid-19 Health & Safety Policy & Procedures for Pleasing Dance School of Ballet

This Policy applies to :
All students of Pleasing Dance School of Ballet attending classes at KTCC, Kelly Street. NW5. St Saviours. Eton RD. NW3. Westside School. Galena Rd. W6


Introduction
The recommendations should be used in conjunction with the UK.Gov guidelines that relate to the provision of dance classes to children and the use of dance studio and community facilities.
Keep in mind that these guidelines will be in effect during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic and may be adjusted as necessary, and they will be reduced when safe to do so.
We remain connected closely with the advice and guidelines being offered by our professional leaders and membership bodies: the RAD, the ISTD, and CDMT


Infection Control
Reduction of people in the building: Only PDSB staff and class participants may enter the building.

 

  • Separation between children. Timetabling has been arranged to reduce any passing contact. Time has been added between classes to allow one class to leave before another arrives.

  • Symptom Check:  Each person wishing to enter the studio must complete the medical declaration & only allowed entry if the answer is ‘no’ to each question. Anybody replying ‘yes’ to any question will be asked not to enter the building and to return home.

  • If someone falls ill whilst on the premises. That person will immediately be taken out of the  room and isolated from the current class. All teachers are trained First Aiders, and will treat the sick person appropriately as the situation applies.

 

  • Report of Covid 19 case confirmed among the student/parent/teaching body – if a case of Covid 19 from someone in the building is reported, this will be reported to everyone who might be affected according to the prevailing advise on contact tracing. If required, staff will self- isolate and amendments to the teaching schedule will be made – including a temporary re-instatement of the Digital Curriculum for affected classes/teachers during any self-isolation period.


Maintenance of registers for every class – every person entering the building must ensure their contact details are correct via school registration.

  • Disinfection: The studio will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to class. All door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by dancers and staff will be cleaned with spray soap cleaner containing disinfectant.

  • Bathrooms: 
ALL bathroom surfaces including floors, sinks and toilet bowls will be cleaned  every day before the start of each teaching period.


Natural Air flow:

  • Doors: where possible and safe to do so, doors will be held open on a wedge at all times that classes are in progress to increase natural air flow, reduce the need to touch the door and thus an area of potential cross- contamination 


Handwashing:

  • Staff and Students will be asked to wash their hands before arriving at the studio with soapy, warm water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.

  • Staff should frequently wash their hands between classes, after the using the phones, stereo and register/recording tablets. Wipe these surfaces between each use.

  • Provide hand sanitizer and tissues for staff and dancers.

  • Students asked to consider bringing their own individual hand sanitizer

Physical Distancing 


  • Limit people throughout the building

  • The waiting area and changing rooms will be closed to pupils and parents.

  • Dancers wait outside the building in their vehicle or do not arrive until 5 minutes before 
their class is scheduled to start, then complete the medical declaration.

  • Teaching staff will confirm if students may enter the building and they will proceed straight to the studio.

  • Only students having a lesson may enter the building except in an emergency when a parent might be asked to do so by a member of PDSB staff

  • Maintain physical distancing at all times! Spacing between persons in the studio should be 2m 
or 1m+, following current guidelines. No hands-on corrections allowed.

  • Floor stickers and signage that provide guidance for physical distancing will be used as needed

  • Timetabling of lessons will be re-arranged to facilitate staggered start/end times to reduce build up of people in shared areas (toilets, coridoors, entrance, etc) 



Personal Protective Equipment & Behaviour 

Wearing masks – Teachers & dancers will not be required to wear masks but may choose to.
Staff clothing – Staff should arrive at the studio showered and wearing clean clothing.

Dancer Protocol

  • Be dressed in dance attire before you travel to the studio, with your hair done properly. 


  • Please line up outside the building 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of your class.

  • Sanitize hands before entering the studio (using provided sanitizer) 


  • Go directly to the studio; dressing rooms will remain closed. Bring any dance items you need with you

  • Remove your street shoes at the door of the studio and pick them up to carry in

  • Place any bags or shoes in the studio in the space you are directed to by your 
teacher.

  • Do not hug or touch any fellow students or teachers.

  • If you have antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer please bring these with you.

  • There will be no use of props.

  • Your teacher will advise you on leaving one by one and escort you to the stairs to leave one by one and meet your parent (where relevant) outside. 


  • If your parent is late to pick up, we will show you to a safe place to await their arrival. 



This policy has been created for students of Pleasing Dance School of Ballet. Where there are variations to procedures shown here we will communicate these appropriately to users prior to classes.



 

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