CEROC COVID NEWS
UPDATED 19 Jul 2021
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- See COVID CARE for important information about attending Ceroc
- See WORKSHOPS for venues in England which are still offering Fixed Partner dance lessons.
- See WORKSHOPS for venues in Wales which are offering Fixed Partner dance lessons during the Wales Alert Level One period.
- 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.
- See EVENTS and the filters for us beginning to add future in-person freestyles, weekenders and holidays!
- See our ONLINE events and the new CEROC HUB for online content!
- 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:
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.
BOOK YOUR VACCINE: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
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?
- This link explains how the Chief Medical Officers of our UK nations decide whether to raise or lower the level: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-covid-19-alert-level-methodology-an-overview
The Five UK COVID-19 Alert Levels
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 - 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.
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
- The criteria is legally different to England. Please read carefully.
- 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
- Dance partners must be two people from the same household or extended household as defined by the Welsh Government.
- Details on forming an extended household can be found here: https://gov.wales/gathering-other-people-alert-level-2#section-70554
Scotland - what we currently know
- This section was last updated on 05 July 2021.
- The information here comes from www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19 and the latest timetable https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/timetable/
- The next review of Scotland's Protection Levels is expected on Tuesday 13 July 2021.
- Monday 19 July 2021 - hopefully all of Scotland moves to Level 0 restrictions.
- Monday 09 August 2021 - hopefully "all major COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted if the necessary conditions on vaccination and harm reduction continue".
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.
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.
- 'Pathway out of restrictions': https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-pathway-out-restrictions
- The next review of restrictions is expected by 22 July 2021: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you
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.
Ceroc Isle of Man is resuming classes from Monday 10 May 2021.
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 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
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
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
- The NHS says use a digital thermometer that goes under the tip of the tongue, in your armpit or if a digital ear thermometer then in the ear.
- Follow the NHS's instructions including about cleaning between use.
- The NHS says glass thermometers can be dangerous and forehead strips are not accurate.
- Read and follow these instructions from the NHS guide: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/accidents-first-aid-and-treatments/how-do-i-take-someones-temperature/
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.
- 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