In September 2020, I will be resuming my live courses. This is a big step after so many months of lockdown.
The recent restrictions do not affect my courses as they come under the bracket of educational and training events. They are exempt. See this link form the Gov.uk website:
I am looking forward to welcoming you to the courses and will do everything in my power to keep the courses safe, but this requires co-operation from everyone on the course, and I welcome your input.
The venues that I am using are requiring certain safeguards and assurances, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The highest risk age group for passing the virus is 20-40, so if you are in that age group, I am asking you to take especially care that you don’t unknowingly bring the virus to other members of the event you are attending. Particularly 12-week courses. The social gathering restrictions will assist this.
You will be asked to wash your hands before and after the course, and hand sanitiser will also be available for your use.
We also will need to wear face masks throughout the session, unless that requirement changes or you are exempt from wearing a mask. Please bring a facemask with you. This is unlikely to affect your participation or the results you receive from the course or workshop, and for some people, it may aid your participation. This is because you will be learning to respond to others intuitively – and this will also help you when relating to others when wearing a mask.
We will be practising social distancing as much as we can during the session, and we will taking precautions during the expressive activities to prevent the spread of the virus.
We are required to practice Track and Trace (at the moment just my courses taking place at the Magdalen Centre) and therefore if a member of the group discovers they may have been infected when attending the course, we will all need to isolate according to government guidelines (unless a COVID negative test result enables us to continue with the live course). Alternatively, I will move the session online until it is safe for us to meet in a live setting.
If you are unable to attend due to a COVID 19 infection, or we need to move the course online due to a second wave, or local lockdown, and you are unable to attend the course on Zoom, you will be able to make up the session you missed, when next I run this course.
I am really hoping that if we all work together to protect each other from the virus, I will be able to run all 12-week courses, as well offer the other live events on the autumn calendar.
If you have any concerns about these safeguards or your own vulnerability, please get in touch with me through the form below. You will have an opportunity to express your concerns or requests to other course or workshop participants at the beginning of the first session.