CLASSES, Meet-ups, EVENTS & PARTIES
As we start to return to physical classes, we will continue to offer some online classes. Please check the schedule below.
How we are staying
Roller Girl Gang continue to follow proper health and safety precautions to ensure the well-being of participants, staff and volunteers whilte you skate with us.
We have taken many steps to ensure your skate sessions are as comfortable as possible. These include drastically reducing the number of participants according to the space we have available. We are taking the guidance for the number of participants allowed into a space (provided by the venue) and then reducing that number.
We are continuing to hire roller skates, which are properly sanitised after every use, however are no longer hiring protective pads, as we feel the risk of transmission is too great.
We are encouraging participants to arrive on time and leave promptly after the session. Each venue has its own coronavirus procedure, but most require you to sanitise your hands on arrival and departure. You will also need to register with the venue using its Track and Trace code as well as register with us. Please ensure you socially distance as you wait to do this.
From 24th September 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering or mask in all public areas or moving through a building to reach the studio. Outdoor shoes should be removed before entering the studio and carried in.
Please click here to read our full COVID-19 risk assessment.
The government’s latest information and guidance, which is updated daily and includes affected areas, can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#diagnosis-and-analysis
Please do not attend sessions if:
You have any cold or flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Seek and follow the NHS medical advice, consult the 111 online coronavirus service (see further links provided below).
You do not have any symptoms but you have travelled to the UK from any of the affected areas in the past 14 day: we would ask you not attend sessions until you have had the appropriate medical advice. You can consult 111 online corona virus service and NHS advice for travellers
You do not have any symptoms but in the past 14 days you think you have been in contact with someone who might have contracted coronavirus (COVID-19): we would ask you not attend sessions until you have had the appropriate medical advice. You can consult 111 online corona virus service and NHS advice for travellers
We would like to make sure all people attending our sessions are well informed about coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the right precautions before attending the sessions.
Before attending sessions:
Stay informed and updated: Carefully read official information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (see links below)
Before coming into the session, wash your hands with soap and warm water or use a commercial hand sanitizer. The recommendation is to wash for 20 seconds (the Happy Birthday song twice through).
Try to avoid clothes that expose large areas of skin- i.e. tank tops/shorts.
During and after the session
Wash your hands during any breaks and after the session and avoid touching your face.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands with soap and warm water.
If you feel like you are developing cold or flu symptoms during the session we would ask you to consider leaving the session and let the facilitator/teacher know. Then seek NHS medical advice as above.
If you think you may have had exposure to someone who has the coronavirus and you develop the following symptoms – cough, difficulty in breathing, fever – you should call NHS 111 from your mobile, or 999 if an emergency (if you feel seriously ill), explain which country you (or the infected person) have returned from in the last 14 days and outline your current symptoms.
Please stay updated about Coronavirus (COVID-19) via NHS & government sites, take all official advised precautions and medical advice. Whilst there’s no guaranteed way to make dance sessions a completely risk-free environment, if we work together to ensure we practise the hygiene steps set out above we will help reduce risk.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the team please don’t hesitate to contact us:
NHS general advice Coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS 111 online coronavirus service NHS 111 Online – What to do coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS Coronavirus advice for travellers https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/
Government latest information and guidance