COVID NEWS & CEROC
UPDATE 05 MAR 2021
- All venues are temporarily closed but we're very optimistic about dancing returning this summer!
- See our ONLINE events and the new CEROC HUB for online content!
- The Governments of Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland have, or will be releasing their roadmaps which currently go as far as how to end "stay at home" restrictions. They need to review the impact of this and the focus is on "data rather than dates" with regular reviews. We'll probably know more towards the end of April 2021.
- England does have a 4 step roadmap for coming out of lockdown and ending all restrictions. We still need more detailed information (new guidance and legislation to be published) but this is what we currently know:
England - STEP 3, at least 5 weeks after step 2, so the earliest is Monday 17 May 2021
- "Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes" will be allowed.
- There will still be rules about households mixing, so currently this looks like some of our venues can offer Ceroc's socially distanced Temporary Format of dance classes like we did in 2020.
- There are several factors involved in offering these so Ceroc and its local operators will provided detailed information once we know more.
England - STEP 4, at least 5 weeks after step 3, so the earliest is Monday 21 June 2021
- The Government's aim is "no legal limits on social contact", larger events and nightclubs can open.
- We hope this means Ceroc can re-open many venues without restrictions!
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UPDATE 05 JAN 2021
Unfortunately national lockdowns and restrictions means all locations are temporarily closed.
The legislation and public health guidelines for ENGLAND continue to 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.
- We limit the numbers and require everyone to pre-book to confirm their place.
- Everyone stays as fixed-partners with someone from your own household or exclusive support bubble.
- You'll have your own 'dance slot zone' which we ask you stay within during the lesson.
- Your zone is at least 2 metres from the other zones.
- There will be opportunities to practice but the rules above still apply.
Do not attend if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Do not attend if you have been told to isolate or have been in close contact with anyone else who has symptoms.
If you don't live with another dancer then you might be able to pair up with someone from another household if you form an exclusive support bubble. This would then be the same person that you partner with for all lessons under this temporary format.
- Unless you're otherwise told, please aim to arrive together between 5 and 10 minutes before the lesson start time. Don't be late but don't be too early.
- Please only bring into the venue what you need for the lesson.
- Please stay at least 2 metres from others at all times.
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.
You are permitted to remove them if they will affect your ability to participate in the lesson.