Although we are by no means experts or medical advisers we wanted to share with you some facts, advice and myths regarding the Coronavirus from the World Health Organisation (W.H.O), the latest Government advice and support for employees, practitioners and freelance/self-employed and what is happening at Swindon Dance.
Swindon Dance closure
Following the latest Government guidelines all of our staff are now working from home.
If you have a query or need to contact us please do so via email or message us through our Facebook page.
Swindon Dance general enquieries
What is available from Swindon Dance online
We are currently working to bring our community dance classes and other projects for next term to you online. Keep checking back to find out what is coming up and how to book.
come and join us for some FREE online yoga with Charley Logan
Looking for ways to stay healthy, mobile and focused – come and join us with one of our online yoga sessions.
We now have 10 different sessions for you to choose from. No fee – just a way for us to offer our users a free resource to help during this difficult time.
Simply follow the link or search for Yoga4Dancers on YouTube click here for Yoga4Dancers
Our training programmes for young performers
Some of our regular training programmes are already running online –
Just click on the programme name to find out more about these training programmes and how to join.
For contact details regarding our different teams please go to our contact page of website: click here
Support for businesses and self employed
The following is the latest information from Arts Council England about support for businesses, artists – employed and self employed.
Government scheme for the self employed/freelancers support Click here
Government support for individuals and employees Click here
Non-government support for art-form practitioners Click here
It is with a heavy heart that I write to confirm that in order to safeguard our staff, artists and users whilst the country combats the Coronavirus, that Swindon Dance has now had to close.
We will be following the UK Government advice and guidelines and will work to keep everyone up-to-date with the impact on Swindon Dance and our activities as they unfold. We hope it won’t be too long until we are able to reopen.
If you have a question please email the respective course manager/coordinator who will endeavour to reply to you as quickly as possible. We are a small charity and as such have limited resources so please bear with us as it may take a few days to reply to your query.
We are working with our treasurer and other funding partners to ensure everyone due money back will receive this. For those of you attending or with children attending one of our student courses (the Centre for Advanced Training and/or our Pre-vocational Training Programme) this may take sometime to get the necessary answers regarding student fees and bursaries from our funding partners.
For contact details regarding our different teams and projects please go to our contact page of this website: click here
We wish everyone well during the months to come. Remain positive, enjoy this time to be with your loved ones, to reflect, take time out and most of all, please take care of yourselves, your loved one and those in need of help and support. We pray it will not be long before we can open our doors and welcome you all back again.
Viv – Artistic Director, Swindon Dance
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.