The current restrictions (Tier 4) do not affect my courses. The courses ran throughout lockdown 2, in response to the preferences of participants. No one as yet has contracted the infection as a result of attending the courses, through paying attention to safeguards.
Due to the current infection rates, I will continue to run certain courses in-person as long as it is safe to do so, and there are participants willing to attend the courses. But I have moved other courses online. Your safety is my first concern.
The venues that I am using are requiring a number of safeguards and assurances, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
You will be asked to take your temperature before attending the session. You will be asked to inform me if you suspect, or know, you have coronavirus symptoms, or have had contact with anyone with suspected symptoms. Please see the latest government requirements to prevent the spread of the infection.
Please also wash your hands before and after the session. Hand sanitiser will be available for your use.
You also will need to wear a face-covering throughout the session, unless that requirement changes or you are exempt from wearing a mask. Please bring a face covering 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 Test and Trace 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 some other reason related to COVID19, you will be able to make up the session you missed, when next I run this course.
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.
I 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.
It is courageous to choose to participate at this time, but at no other time are my courses more needed. If you know you need to attend but are anxious about the consequences of attending, please get in touch so I can help you assess the risks.
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.