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Updated: Covid-19 precautions and temporary closure

For further information about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) please note these recommendations from the NHS.

In view of the most recent government advice, the centre will be closed for all classes, workshops and private practice until further notice. We will be posting sequences online and are in the process of preparing live streaming to assist you in your private practice.

Look out for further information bulletins.


What’s the risk of catching coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from moderate to high. Regularly updated information from the government is available by following this link

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.


How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses spread in cough droplets.

It’s highly unlikely coronavirus can be spread through packages from affected countries or through food.


How to avoid catching or spreading germs

There’s currently no vaccine for coronavirus.

But there are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading.


Do

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


Don’t

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


Information:

Returning travellers

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Hubei province in China
  • Special care zones in South Korea (Daegu, Cheongdo, Gyeongsan)

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places, even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Italy (since 09 March)

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:

  • mainland China outside of Hubei province
  • South Korea outside of the special care zones
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath


Urgent advice:Call 111 now if you’ve been:

  • To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • To other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)
  • In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus


Do not go to a GP surgery or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have.