Information, guidelines and rules relating to our classes & events

Class guidelines & rules

As you know we have extra precautions to take now that we are re-starting classes.  Please take the time to read this information – failure to follow the new rules & guidelines will result in refusal of entry with no refund.  This is to ensure the safety of all attendees, staff & teachers.

Thank you for your understanding.

  1. If you wish to attend a class you MUST pre-book/pay.  This is in order that we can adhere to venue capacity limits, and so that we can reduce sign in time and contact with door staff.  You can book online here.
  2. Drop-in attendees will NOT be admitted to class.
  3. Once you have booked/paid you will be emailed a ticket for class.  Please bring ths ticket with you – either in digital form on your phone or printed out – NO TICKET NO ENTRY.
  4. On arrival at class your ticket will be scanned and your temperature will be taken with an infra-red thermometer.
  5. If you have paid in advance and are not able to attend, no refund will be available due to the limited numbers of attendees allowed at the venue.
  6. Before attending class please print and fill in a PARQ form and bring it with you to class (you need only do this once – it is not necessary every time you attend). DOWNLOAD PARQ FORM HERE
  7. Classes will have strict arrival and departure times (see individual venues below) – please adhere to these.
  8. Each venue will have specific entry and exit points – please do not use any doors other than those outlined for entry or exit.
  9. Venues will have guides and/or layouts for student positions on the dance floor during class – please remain in your allocated position for the duration of the class.
  10. It is not mandatory to wear a mask during class but please wear one when arriving at and leaving the venue.
  11. Please bring your own water/drink to class as we will be unable to provide any.
  12. Please note that no spectators are allowed during class.

If you have or are showing any of the symptoms of Convid-19 please do not attend class, as entry will be refused.

Venue specific guidelines

In addition to the guidelines above please read the following relating to our classes at Kenn Village Hall in Clevedon.

  1. Entrance to classes will only be allowed 10 minutes before start time of class – if you arrive earlier than that please do NOT come into the venue.
  2. After class you will have 10 minutes to leave the venue – please help us by not delaying your exit.
  3. Entry to Kenn Village Hall will be around the back of the venue.
  4. There will be plenty of hand sanitizers which must be used upon arrival.
  5. We have a separate exit which are the double doors in the main hall.
  6. The normal entry to the hall is off limits.
  7. The venue will be cleaned between/before each class. At the end of class please ensure you leave as soon as possible to allow the venue to be cleaned.
  8. In addition we ask that there are no gatherings outside the venue.
In addition to the guidelines above please read the following relating to our classes at Warmley Community Center.

The negatives first…. Please do NOT join us if you:

  • Are suffering from possible Covid symptoms
  • Have had contact with someone who has had Covid in the last 14 days
  • Are isolating with Covid, or shielding someone with Covid
  • Should be in quarantine having returned from a designated high risk area
  • Full Government guidelines can be under GOV.UK – Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Dancers who are joining us, please:

  • Book in advance on the Abanico website to give full details for the NHS Test & Trace scheme and also download, complete and bring along the ParQ form to class.
  • Arrive punctually 10 minutes before class and queue at the venue front door following the social distancing markings on the ground.
  • Wash before and wear clean clothes, bringing very little with you; i.e. shoe bag and drink bottles.
  • Use the toilet at home to avoid queues and additional cleaning time.
  • Do not bring any spectators.
  • Wear a mask while queuing, entering & exiting the building, as well as when 2m distancing cannot be kept.
  • Wait for a member of staff to let you enter the venue and check your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Sanitise your hands upon entering the building or wash hands in the toilets.
  • ‘Be smart & stay 2m apart’ where possible, staying a safe distance from other students.
  • Follow the one-way system and avoid touching anything as walk in or walk out.
  • Only remove your mask & change into your dance shoes when inside your dance pod, putting belongings down beside your chair.
  • Keep use of toilets to a minimum, but if you do use the facilities, only one person at a time.
  • Don masks AFTER class and exit through the side doors of the hall, one row at a time keeping 2m distance, when instructed to leave by the teacher.
  • Try to avoid socialising in the car park, before or after class – if you do socialise please remember the rule of 6 and observe the 2m social distancing.
  If we offer more than one class we will have a 20 minute break to allow for cleaning, when everyone will need to leave the venue and start again! Abanico Salsa can no longer keep any lost property left at the venue – following strict guidelines – apologies. Abanico Salsa will ask anyone who does not comply with these safety measures to leave.

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