Enriching lives through dance
During this period of lockdown we have moved our current classes and activities online for you. To check out what’s on follow this link or go to our class page
We will be following the latest Government guidelines and roadmap announced on 22nd February 2021 and aim to be back fully open again by the autumn 2021.
Getting back into our building – our phased return to our building
From 8th March we will be working on a gradual return to our building. To do this we will be following the Government Roadmap and required safety guidelines.
Our aim during this time is for our team and users to remain safe as we return to our building. We will do this slowly, one step at a time to ensure we have the required government safety measures in place before we open our building to the public once more.
We will continue to following the Government’s Roadmap for recovery from COVID-19 and well change and adapt our plans to remain in-line with changes in government guidelines .
Currently our building remains closed with some services being provided online.
Our students on our Further Education courses will return on 8th March, with all other activities and classes remaining either online or postponed until we are able to return to our building.
April (if confirmed by our Government) will see the return of a number of our youth classes and groups including our Primary Steps and Steps2 programmes, our Boys group, Centre for Advanced Training and Swindon Youth Dance Company in. Our Salto! Integrated Programme will be confirmed nearer to the time.
May and June (if confirmed by our Government)
We aim to introduce more in-house activities including adult classes and our long awaited tap classes are at the top of the list.
We will continue to offer live online classes and activities throughout this time.
September we hope to see a full return to our building offering a full schedule of classes and activities and see the reopening of our theatre – The Court Theatre
See what is available from Swindon Dance online – click here.
Re-entering our building – what you need to know
We have put together an information pack with everything you need to know for when you are able to return to classes. This contains all the social distancing and safety procedures we will be implementing for September.
please wear a face mask when entering and/or leaving the building. This may be removed once in the studio for your class
We will be reviewing and updating this on a weekly basis to check we are following the latest government requirements to ensure a safe return for all our staff, practitioners and customers.
To download information pack click here
Take a look at our preliminary preparations for our phased reopening this autumn:
The team at Swindon Dance, is working extremely hard to ensure we have all the latest Government required safety measures in place before we reopen our building.
Our priority is to ensure the safety of our team and all our many users. As soon as we have a confirmed schedule of activities we will publish these along with guidelines and information on our safety measures for paying and attending within plenty of time for activities resuming in the near future.
We would like to thank everyone who has joined us for some of our online sessions and social media activities – it has been lovely to have been able to have kept in contact with so many of you. We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us with donations during this time – we are so looking forward to welcoming you all back into the building in the autumn.
Take care and stay safe
For contact details regarding our different teams please go to our contact page of website: click here
Swindon Dance Coronavirus Policy – to read our Coronavirus policy click here
For advice from the UK government go to website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
The following information can be found on the W.H.O website – follow link at bottom of this page
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with outbreaks in other countries.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more sever for other. Take care of your health and protect other by doing the following:
Wash your hands regularly
Washing your hands regularly with soap and water or with an alchol-based rub kills viruses that maybe on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If you are too close, you breath in the droplets, including COVID-19 if they have the disease, from the spray released when someone coughs or sneezes.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practise respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. This is because droplets spread virus. By following this simple respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing – seek medical care early
Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. They will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will protect you and help prevent spread of the viruses and other infections.
If you have recently visited (PAST 14 DAYS) areas where COVID-19 IS SPREADING
Follow the guidelines above.
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. They will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will protect you and help prevent spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
Coronavirus: Myth busters
Go to the World Health Organisation’s website for more information – click here
On the WHO website you will find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019. Please visit the WHO website for daily updates.
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