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16 October Covid Update – Studio classes continue with safety measures

The Covid alert level for London is Tier 2, the high alert level from midnight on Friday 16 October until further notice.

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

We will continue to provide studio classes as permitted by the regulations.
Many students have asked how the Rule of 6 will affect yoga classes. Principally, the rule is about limiting social contact among groups of 6 or more people, but the regulations also state:

“Organised indoor sport or exercise classes can also take place in larger numbers, provided groups of more than 6 do not mix”.

You must wear a face covering in all indoor areas except the studio and leave the building as quickly as possible after a class, avoiding social contact within or immediately outside the building.

For further information, see:


 

Local COVID alert level: high

This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place.

This means:

  • you must not socialise in groups larger than 6, indoors or outdoors (other than where a legal exemption applies)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools and universities remain open
  • places of worship remain open, subject to the rule of 6
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors, or indoors if the rule of 6 is followed