The New Zealand Academy of Highland and National Dancing

Covid 19 Level 2 Teaching requirements - 15th May 2020

COVID-19 Level 2
Dance classes may now recommence. Large classes, including those with more than 10 participants, can go ahead as long as the venue is big enough to allow students to space out safely.
All people in attendance must be kept at least one metre from each other, and a contact tracing register of all attendees, teacher, student, caregivers etc. kept.
Safety and hygiene requirements must be met. These include:

  • Regularly disinfecting surfaces and equipment
  • Having access to areas for hand washing and providing hand sanitiser
  • Ensuring anyone who is sick does not attend.
As per the Academy’s previous advice, good Basic Hygiene is one of the best preventative steps for minimising the spread of the Corona Virus (and any other viruses that are around):
Suggestions are:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva, whether in your living or social environments
  • Stay home when you are sick and seek medical attention
  • Advise parents/caregivers to not come to class if they are unwell. Ensure that parents/care givers that come to class sit at least 1 metre apart.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the rubbish
  • Clean Barres and Swords after each use.
  • Have hand sanitiser available
  • Eliminate close interpersonal contact – Teacher - Pupil and Pupil – Pupil. Maintain a 1 metre safe distance at all times.
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system
Health and Wellbeing of yourself and your pupils must come first!
If you want to know more about COVID-19 please make sure that any reading you are doing is from a reliable source. The Ministry of Health is the best source of information for New Zealand and they update this information regularly -
The simplest plan is to make sure that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, coughing, sneezing, breathlessness or suspect that they might have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed case calls the Ministry’s dedicated helpline and heed their advice.
For general information on the virus :  0800 358 5453
To discuss any symptoms you may have etc you call this number and a Nurse Practitioner will help you assess your symptoms and give you advice on next steps: 0800 611 116.

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