Coronavirus Guidelines & Procedures SS



Numbers are restricted to allow for social distancing, so you will now need to book your place.
You will be able to book for one week at a time, and the booking for the next Wednesdays class each week will open on each preceding Friday at 10am (please don't try before).
If there are spaces, you can book right up until the day before (so long as payment is received).
This will hopefully then give everyone a fair and equal chance of getting one of the places.
I will take the bookings on a first come first served basis.

To book, you will need to email me on or text me on 079 497 43 477.

(Please don't phone if you can help it - I would rather not be fielding loads of phone calls, and can respond to an email or text at a time convenient to me, thank you.  
Should you require it though, and prefer it to ringing my mobile, my landline is 01454 618488.  There are answer machines on both numbers).

When booking a place, you will need to give me your full name, and all phone numbers - mobile and landline - for test and trace purposes.  
This is required by the government guidelines (see link above).  
If any participant later displays COVID19 symptoms - please let me know - then all other participants on that day will be able to be contacted.
Obviously, please do not attend if you are presenting with any symptoms, thank you.
Please also confirm (for clarity) the date of the Wednesday that you are booking for.
I will reply to let you know if there is an available place, and I will then hold that place for you for 24 hours until I have received payment.
Once payment has been received, I will contact you again to confirm your booking.
If you subsequently need to cancel your booking (after payment), I will only be able to refund you* if I am able to re-sell that place (you will have to trust me), otherwise I'm afraid that you will forfeit that payment (so the earlier that you can let me know, the better chance I will have of refilling that place).
* 'Refunding' may entail holding that payment for a subsequent week.
If the class has already sold out when you contact me, then I will let you know that I have placed you on the waiting list, and will obviously contact you again if a place subsequently becomes available.
If a place becomes available very close to the date (within the last 24 hours), then I will contact all of those left on the waitlist, and then take the booking from the first to respond (just in case the first person on the list were not to pick up my message in time).

To make payment, please pay by bank transfer.
This is to prevent the handling of cash - a transmission risk - and also to enable us to maintain social distancing on the day.
The fee is still £6.00 per person, per class.
Thank you.


I would prefer bank transfer please where possible, but if this is not possible, then you may send me a cheque (and advise me when making the booking that this is how you intend to pay).  
I will still only hold your booking for 24 hours before letting it go to someone else, if payment is not received - so you will need to put a first class stamp on, and send it that day !!


If you were wanting to send me payment for several weeks in one go (not necessary or required, but some have queried this.....) - either by bank transfer or cheque - 
You will NOT be able to block book out a number of weeks, as this would prevent others from getting a fair chance of booking on to a class.
Therefore, if you were to do this, then I will keep a cash sheet for you, and deduct a weeks payment from your total on any week that you are able to book a place.
Please note, that the same rule of cancellation will apply as stated above :- 
if you were to book, and then cancel, and I am unable to refill that place in time for the class, 
then that amount will still be deducted from your cash sheet.


The village hall is on the junction of Old Gloucester Road, and Hambrook Lane.
It has no car park, but there are no parking restrictions along Hambrook Land adjacent.
In addition, what used to be the old Crown Pub opposite, which is now derelict, still has its car park spaces available.
I would probably try parking on the Lane first though.


If other people are arriving at the same time as you, make sure that you stay socially distanced as you enter.
All doors will be propped open, so you shouldn't need to touch anything. 
There will be a sanitising dispenser just inside the doors.
Please sanitise your hands before entering the hall.  
Thank you.

Please arrive dressed ready to exercise as much as you can, and once in the hall, stay at least 2 metres apart from others while putting any bag down and/or changing shoes if necessary.
Of course I will be there to greet and advise you if necessary as well.
Face masks are optional, and not required by law - in fact it is recommended that they are not worn during exercise - but I will leave it up to your own preference.
As I will be facing the class (and also speaking), I personally will be wearing a face visor - for your reassurance - but you you don't need to unless you want to.  You can get really hot under a mask.
Once you have put down your bag, take your water bottle (please bring your own drink) with you to your own spot (more on this below), to minimise people moving / walking around the room during the class.
Once you are all on your designated spot, you will stay there for the whole class (unless a toilet break is required of course).


Due to the size of the Hall, there will be a limit to the number allowed in each class, to allow for social distancing (another reason why it is now essential to book your place).

The floor will be marked out with small circle coloured stickers on the floor.

Please move to one of the marked spots (and don't forget to take your water bottle with you !).

I will be endeavouring to avoid any of the dances that include a lot of travelling around - like the Quickstep or Tango for example - and will focus on the dances that stay mostly on the spot; for example like the Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Argentine Tango etc.


We will keep the Hall fully ventilated to allow full flow of fresh air, as per the Government guidelines, by opening all of the doors.
There are also ceiling fans to keep the air circulating through.
(Therefore - if it is a chilly day, make sure that you dress accordingly !!!).


Only one person at a time are allowed to leave the Hall to access the toilet (which is in the entrance hall area).

The Hall have assured me that they will be fastidiously cleaning all door handles, taps, and facilities etc. throughout the building, but obviously just try not to touch too many surfaces, and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, as per the by now well known guidelines.
I think that using the toilet is just common sense really.
Use the hand sanitiser again upon re-entering the Hall.


Again, please be mindful of maintaining social distancing when collecting your bag and leaving.
Please sanitise your hands again (for your own safety) as you leave the building.

Thank you.
I hope that all this helps to reassure you,
and I look forward to seeing you.

Kind regards,

For your information, the below link takes you through to the Government Guidelines :-