Yoga on the Square Covid-19 Precautions

 

Measures we have in place to keep our staff, teachers, and students as safe as possible when at the studio.

If you feel unwell, have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been in close proximity with anyone who has tested positive, please stay at home, and follow the government guidelines for self-isolation and testing.

 

Social distancing & test and trace:

As of Monday 19th July, we will no longer be taking contact details for the NHS test and trace scheme when you arrive at the studio. The QR code for the NHS Covid-19 app will still be displayed at reception for you to check in to the venue if you wish.

We no longer have mat spaces marked on the floor in the studio spaces, so you can place your mat wherever you like and some class capacities may go up, however we are still making sure there is plenty of space in each class.

We ask you to please be conscious of giving others around you space at the studio and keeping distance where possible.

 

Sanitation & masks:

We have a hand sanitising station by the front door and we please ask that everyone sanitises their hands on entry to the building.

Wearing a mask/face covering is not a requirement at the studio, however guidance suggests that wearing one in enclosed spaces where you are mixing with people you don’t normally come into contact with is beneficial. Therefore, we still encourage wearing a mask/face covering when you enter the studio until you reach your mat.

We have a thorough cleaning schedule in place and all studio spaces and high-touch areas will be cleaned often throughout the day.

We are increasing the time in-between classes to 30 minutes to allow for extra cleaning and sanitation.

We are providing sufficient ventilation in the studio spaces and throughout the venue by having doors and windows open where necessary.

 

Equipment:

We encourage all students to bring their own mat and equipment if possible. We also have a new range of yoga mats and equipment available to purchase from our shop area at the studio and from our online shop.

Mats, bricks and blocks are available for use in each studio space. They must be sanitised before and after every use with spray and cloths available. Used cloths must then be put into the laundry basket provided in the studio spaces.

There are cleaning stations in both our studio spaces which consist of hand sanitiser for anyone to use at any time, anti-bacterial equipment spray, clean cloths, tissues a laundry basket and a pedal bin.

Bolsters and blankets may be available for use in some classes. Blankets are washed after every use and bolsters are quarantined for 36 hours before being put back in use.

Eye pillows and straps will no longer be available to borrow from the studio, so students must bring their own or purchase one from the studio if they wish to use these.

We have signs in the studio spaces outlining all of this so it will be clear to teachers and students what they must do if they use any YOTS equipment.

 

Teacher & Staff Coronavirus testing programme:

We have signed up to a new voluntary Covid-19 testing programme for workplaces provided for free by the NHS.

This means that everyone that works or teaches at the studio has the option to do a rapid lateral flow Covid-19 test twice-weekly.

We are delighted to be offering this testing programme and are hoping this extra precaution will give our staff and teachers more peace of mind when coming back to working and teaching at the studio and will allow the studio to operate as smoothly and cautiously as possible.

 

Our receptionist is available to aid teachers and students and answer any questions or concerns, however they are unable to be in all places at once, therefore we are also relying on the common sense and scrutiny of our teachers and students to make sure everyone is maintaining a safe environment for all.

If you have any concerns that someone is not adhering to these guidelines, please inform the receptionist or send us an email at info@yogaonthesquare.co.uk

We reserve the right to refuse entry or ask someone to leave the building if we believe that they are not following our studio guidelines and therefore endangering others.

Our aim is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all who wish to come and practice in our studio. We all face unprecedented challenges currently, and we ask everyone to be kind and respectful of others, thank you.

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