At the end of last week, the UK Government made an announcement which supports the slow return of indoor physical activity. I’ve attached the link at the bottom, but here are the top takeaways.
Minimum of space required per participant is 9.23 square metres (100 ftsq) for stationary activity where the participant does not leave the spot. Where movement is required, you must stick with social distancing of 2 square metres in all directions meaning for movement 16 square metres per person ( 172.2ftsq) is required. Where possible, spaces should be marked out on the floor
Time must be left in between classes for full cleaning meaning no back to back sessions, unless you have the exact same group of people.
Booking system is essential, as is a cashless payment system. No drop ins
There must be a one way system around the venue
Outside queues must be socially distanced
You must not encourage any loud music or anything which would need anyone including the instructor to raise their voice.
Ventilation can only be one way ventilation. No device which distributes re-circulated air is allowed. So no air con or fans
“Given the high risk of transmission from visiting instructors, where possible, a private testing programme for rotating instructors should be established”. This is a HUGE one for anyone renting community spaces which are indoors
Outdoor guidelines seem to have relaxed and larger groups can go ahead from this weekend. This requires individual insurance and permission from any land owners. Some LA may require a permit
Here is the Government Link: https://bit.ly/3fi5l1g