Government guidelines allow gyms and fitness classes to reopen 25th July. Mum-Dance will reopen its live classes on 7th September and we can't wait to welcome you back!! Mum-Dance will continue to follow the latest guidelines and measures as set out by the government to give you a safe fitness experience. Mum-Dance will continue to be led by the guidelines and requirements set out by our hirers from schools, community centres, fitness studios and gyms. We want to reassure customers that you are returning to the same Mum-Dance and the measures we are putting in place will not impact on your fitness experience.
This term at Mum-Dance we are removing the three class pass to ensure less traffic in classes. In this way, your class will have the same women attending for the 6 week term and we can control numbers in the hall. Mum-Dance will set an expectation that customers do not attend class if they had symptoms in the past 7 days. We will also play an active role in letting customers know if someone at class has tested positive for Covid-19. Likewise, your teacher will only work if she has been symptom free and has not been in contact with anyone with a positive test result. We are aware that guidelines will continue to change and be fast moving and we will always let you know our current policy regarding information sharing and keeping each other safe.
When we return to live classes in September there will be around half the amount of usual customers in the hall. We will work carefully with all our hirers to make sure every customer can keep at last 1 metre distance at all times during the class. Most Mum-Dance routines are choreographed to remain on the spot. However, there are some routines with travelling sections across the room. For this first term back we have adapted all our routines to make sure you don't need to leave your space and cross into other customers spaces. In this way you can expect to be able to maintain your 1 metre distance.
Customers are encouraged to go to the loo before arriving at class to avoid coming and going out of the space and using shared facilities. Customers are also encouraged not to hang about before and after class in the hall space in close proximity chatting. However, you are welcome to hang out and chat outside in the fresh air before and after class.
Your Mum-Dance teacher will always keep her 1 metre distance and will make sure everyone in class stays mindful about social distancing as we go through the hour.
FACE COVERINGS, HYGIENE AND INCREASED VENTILATION IN HALLS
There is no current mandate to wear masks at gyms or in dance classes, as such it is up to customers to take personal responsibility in whichever way that feel best. Mum-Dance Teachers will not be wearing masks. If your teacher has concerns about her own health she will not be teaching and we will find a cover teacher.
The majority of our classes are held in school halls or fitness studios and gyms and as such we are led by their provision and safeguarding. We have received the covid safety policies from our hirers and are satisfied the hygiene measures are robust. Measures include;
• Hand sanitisers will be on offer at reception in every site
• Rigorous cleaning procedures
• If there is a COVID-19 case in the facility, the hirer will follow the PHE Guidance
• Staff will carry out regular cleaning of high-contact touch points throughout the premises
We will increase the ventilation in all classes by opening all the windows and doors. If your usual hall had compromised ventilation or air conditioning, we will use a nearby alternative hall which does meet all the guidelines and we will be in touch to let you know.
We are asking customers to please wear lots of layers to Mum-Dance this term because it may be difficult for us to keep the halls warm with increased ventilation. You will need to wear warm layers to prevent injury as you're warming up. You will be fine in leggings, vest, long sleeved sweatshirt and of course legwarmers!! We also advise you wear trainers this term to keep your feet and ankles warm with socks.