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CEROC COVID NEWS

UPDATED 19 Jul 2021

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  1. See COVID CARE for important information about attending Ceroc
  2. See WORKSHOPS for venues in England which are still offering Fixed Partner dance lessons.
  3. See WORKSHOPS for venues in Wales which are offering Fixed Partner dance lessons during the Wales Alert Level One period.
  4. Venues in England are preparing to re-open. See CLASSES for details of local regular weekly classes organised by our local operators. This part of the website is great to see where they normally are if you want to contact the local Ceroc operator.
  5. See EVENTS and the filters for us beginning to add future in-person freestyles, weekenders and holidays!
  6. See our ONLINE events and the new CEROC HUB for online content!
  7. Public health is managed separately by each of the governments of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and other nations with Ceroc i.e. Ireland, Isle of Man, France, Netherlands and Asia. This means the situation is likely to be different in each nation.

Please see the sections below for what we currently know about restrictions and reopening:

What is COVID-19 and Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Transmission is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and through contact with contaminated surfaces.

TESTING: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-test-for-coronavirus-covid-19-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms

BOOK YOUR VACCINE: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/


UK COVID-19 Alert Level

Current UK COVID-19 Alert Level

  • The UK COVID-19 alert level was lowered from level 4 to level 3 on 10 May 2021.

Why should we know this?

  • The UK COVID-19 alert level informs the Government and ourselves what the overall public health risk level is due to COVID-19 and therefore what to expect if it is lowered or raised.

Which alert level are we hoping for?

  • Level 1 would be nice but the expectation is level 2 is a realistic goal for the country to achieve and between the vaccination programme and testing it will hopefully allow social dancing events to open across the whole of the UK.

What causes the alert levels to be lowered or raised?

The Five UK COVID-19 Alert Levels

ALERT LEVEL

DESCRIPTION

ACTION

ALERT LEVEL 1

COVID-19 is not known to be present in the UK.

Routine international monitoring.

ALERT LEVEL 2

COVID-19 is present in UK, but the number of cases and transmission is low.

No or minimal social distancing measures; enhanced testing, tracing, monitoring and screening.

ALERT LEVEL 3

A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation.

Gradual relaxing of restrictions and social distancing measures.

ALERT LEVEL 4

A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially. 

Social distancing continues.

ALERT LEVEL 5

As level 4 and there is a material risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed.

Extreme strict social distancing

 


England - moving to Step 4 from Monday 19 July 2021

England - what we currently know

  • This section was last updated on 19 July 2021.
  • England is now in Step 4 from Monday 19 July 2021.
  • CLASSES and EVENTS will begin to resume. Please check before travelling and COVID CARE

England - Step 4 of the roadmap  started Monday 19 July 2021

  • Step 4 means the Government has the direct legal restrictions that meant venues couldn't open for anything except limited fixed partners lessons.
  • Guidance for organisers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19/events-and-attractions
  • The exact dates for Ceroc reopening are going to vary across the country but will be published on this website once local organisers are able to confirm.

Wales - alert level 1 and fixed partner dance lessons

UPDATED 14 JUL 2021 @ 14:45

This applies to Wales whilst restrictions are in place and until new guidance is provided.

Wales - summary of what we can do and what we are waiting for

  • Our information comes from www.gov.wales
  • 07 June 2021: Wales is currently moving from alert level 2 to alert level 1 which means we can organise indoor 'exercise/dance class' activities for up to 30 people, provided there is social distancing (2 metres) from people not in your household or extended household.
  • Wales will move fully to alert level 1 on Saturday 17 July 2021 and hopefully move to a new alert level zero on Saturday 07 August 2021
  • The Welsh Government aims to have offered the vaccine to all eligible adults by the end of July 2021 with a review of restrictions taking place 3 weeks after this. See https://gov.wales/coronavirus-control-plan-revised-alert-levels-wales-march-2021

Wales - fixed partner dance lessons

  1. The criteria is legally different to England. Please read carefully.
  2. Partner dancing is a close contact activity and during the Wales Alert Level period, dance lessons at Ceroc in Wales are temporarily for fixed dance partners and need to be booked in advance via www.ceroc.com/workshops
  3. Dance partners must be two people from the same household or extended household as defined by the Welsh Government.
  4. Details on forming an extended household can be found here: https://gov.wales/gathering-other-people-alert-level-2#section-70554

Fixed Partner Dance Lessons - Book Now


Scotland - dates and what we know

Scotland - what we currently know

Scotland's Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection levels

  • Rules and legal restrictions in Scotland come from the temporary "COVID-19 Protection Levels".
  • There are 5 protection levels in Scotland and they are numbered 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0.
  • Level 4 is close to a full lockdown. Moving to 3, 2, 1 and 0 is moving to fewer restrictions.
  • The rules to follow depend on the level for each of the 32 council areas in Scotland.
  • Each council area in Scotland is currently at level 0, level 1 or level 2 depending on the location.
  • The next review by the Scottish Government is expected on Tuesday 13 July 2021.

The exact dates for Ceroc reopening are going to vary across the country but will be published on this website once it is legally possible and local organisers are able to confirm.


Other nations - roadmaps and known dates

Overview - nations other than England, Wales and Scotland

  • This section will begin to have information for what we know about Northern Ireland, Ireland, Isle of Man, France, Netherlands and Asia.

Northern Ireland - what we know

The information here comes from nidirect.gov.uk and was last updated 11 July 2021.


Ireland - what we know

The information here comes from www.gov.ie and was last updated 08 June 2021.

  • From 08 July 2021 "Indoor training, exercise and dance activities can recommence in pods of up to 6"
  • That is subject to the public health situation at the time and a review of the social distancing (2 metres) guidance.

Other nations

Ceroc Isle of Man is resuming classes from Monday 10 May 2021.

CEROC IN FRANCE

CEROC IN THE NETHERLANDS

CEROC ACROSS ASIA


The exact dates for Ceroc reopening are going to vary across the country but will be published on the www.ceroc.com website once it is legally possible and local organisers are able to confirm.


Do not attend if you have symptoms or should be isolating

Do not attend if you are experiencing any of these coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms:

a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).

a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Stay at home and book a test: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Do not attend if you should be self-isolating

Information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/

Infectious illnesses, including:

Do not attend if you have, or suspect you have anything like:

Being asked to leave

We reserve the right to deny entry or ask you to leave.


Information from the NHS website, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

Ceroc last checked 10 July 2021


How to check your temperature

Why should I check my temperature? 

  • A high temperature is a possible symptom of being infected.

What is a high temperature?

  • Normal body temperature is different for everyone and changes during the day.
  • A high temperature is usually considered to be 38C or above. This is sometimes called a fever.
  • Many things can cause a high temperature, but it's usually caused by your body fighting an infection.

Check if you have a high temperature

You may have a high temperature if:

  • Your chest or back feel hotter than usual.
  • You have other symptoms, such as shivering (chills), sweating or warm, red skin.
  • A thermometer says your temperature is 38C or above.
  • IMPORTANT: If you feel hot or shivery, you may have a high temperature even if a thermometer says your temperature is below 38C.

Do I need to take my temperature?

  • You do not need to take your temperature using a thermometer, but you can if you have one.
  • Make sure you use it correctly to help get an accurate result.

Using a digital thermometer

If you do not have a thermometer

  • You can often still tell if you have a high temperature even if you do not have a thermometer.
  • Touch your chest and back. If they feel hotter than usual, you may have a high temperature. You may also have other symptoms such as feeling shivery (chills).
  • Touching your forehead is not a very accurate way of checking your temperature.

Forehead scanners

  • The use of temperature screening products is not recommended by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency because they measure skin temperature rather than core body temperature and this is not a reliable method of indicating a high temperature.
  • This advice still stands as at 14 July 2021 when the new "Events and Attractions" working safely guidance was published.

Information from the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fever-in-adults/

Information from the NHS website is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

NHS last reviewed 06 April 2020. Next NHS review 06 April 2023. Ceroc last checked 07 July 2021


Temporary Format: Socially Distanced Dance Lessons / Workshops

UPDATE 11  MAY  2021

This applies to England for the Step 3 period from Monday 17 May 2021 and until Step 4 begins or new guidance is provided.

The legislation and public health guidelines for ENGLAND restrict us from offering our normal format. Instead, we have a temporary format that does allow some of our local operators to provide dance lessons.

  1. We limit the numbers and require everyone to pre-book as fixed partners to confirm their place.
  2. You'll have your own 'dance slot zone' which we ask you stay within during the lesson.
  3. Your zone is at least 2 metres from the other zones.
  4. There will be opportunities to practice but the rules above still apply.

Click here to find & book our socially-distanced dance lessons/workshops


Temporary Format: Fixed Dance Partners

UPDATE 11  MAY  2021

This applies to England for the Step 3 period from Monday 17 May 2021 and until Step 4 begins or new guidance is provided.

Fixed Dance Partners

  • Partner dancing is a close contact activity and during the Step 3 period, dance lessons at Ceroc are temporarily for fixed dance partners and need to be booked in advance via www.ceroc.com/workshops
  • This means two people who know each other will book as a pair and will stay together throughout the dance lesson.
  • Dance partners can be two people from the same household/support bubble, or you can book with someone else that you know if you both consider the Government's latest guidance about meeting friends and family safely: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-friends-and-family-covid-19

Temporary Format: Arriving at our socially distanced lessons

UPDATE 11  MAY  2021

This applies to England for the Step 3 period from Monday 17 May 2021 and until Step 4 begins or new guidance is provided.

Temporary Format - unless otherwise told, please: 

  1. PARTNER CLASSES - You must have booked and provided your details for both of you in advance.
  2. SOLO CLASSES - You must have booked and provided your details in advance.
  3. Arrive between 5 and 10 minutes before the lesson start time. Don't be late but don't be too early. If a partner class then please aim to arrive together.
  4. Read and follow the information about FACE COVERINGS.
  5. Only bring into the venue what you need for the lesson.
  6. Make space for others to keep their distance.

Temporary Format: Face Coverings

UPDATE 11  MAY  2021

This applies to England for the Step 3 period from Monday 17 May 2021 and until Step 4 begins or new guidance is provided.

Face coverings

  • For many venues in England you may need to wear a face covering on arrival, leaving or when in other communal/shared areas away from where the lesson is taking place.
  • In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth.
  • You are permitted to remove your face covering if it will affect your ability to participate in the lesson.

READ MORE: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

LEGISLATION: SI 2020/791: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020


Temporary Format: Distancing

UPDATE 11  MAY  2021

This applies to England for the Step 3 period from Monday 17 May 2021 and until Step 4 begins or new guidance is provided.

The specific size/shape of your dance space/slot will vary by venue/lesson but the basic principle is to have at least a 2 metre clear gap between all dance spaces.

During the lesson please stay within your own dance space.

If the teacher asks you to "reset" then it means immediately stop, check your position and move back to the centre of your own space.


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