Re Coronavirus (as of 13/03/2020)
Last night the government indicated that their response to the coronavirus pandemic had changed from ‘Containment’ to the ‘Delay’ phase.
I thought I’d update my position regarding the Salsa Rapido Intensive Salsa Courses.
Salsa is a self selecting group of healthy and energetic people. There is nothing about partner dancing that puts us at greater risk than any other social activity. Like other activities, we do all need to take one or two simple precautions in the light of coronavirus.
We all have to balance our personal needs with those of society and I imagine no two positions are identical. Here are mine, and I promise to respect those whose views differ:
All courses will go ahead as planned unless I am prevented from running a course by:
- Government restrictions, which I will follow completely and any imposed by the venue.
- My personal ill health. I promise to self isolate immediately.
- Lack of demand.
Please take every opportunity to wash your hands thoroughly upon arrival and during the day. I do :-)
I cannot guarantee hand sanitiser will be available, please bring your own if you wish.
Please understand that the balanced numbers will not be guaranteed, but I assume the bug affects men and women equally. I can guarantee you’ll have fun and learn loads.
Wearing face masks will not be allowed whilst dancing.
Couples may not stay together all day as per my usual T&C.
Before the course:Should you feel unwell due to Coronavirus symptoms in the days before the course please contact me and confirm you are self isolating. I will transfer you onto a holding list, where you can rebook at a later time. No transfer fee will be charged. All other reasons for transfer will be dealt with as usual.
My experience tells me that it’s highly unlikely that you will wake up on the morning of the course feeling unwell, so I ask you NOT to leave it until then. Ask yourself if you’re 100% well and decide. Everyone's health depends on people making honest decisions to self isolate sooner. Saying “I’m not sure if I'll be able to....” does not help anyone. You’re either coming or not!
In the event of a course being cancelled by me, I will offer the choice of holding your booking or a full refund. I will make every effort to contact you by text and email, please help by confirming you’ve received cancellation messages promptly.
As per the usual Terms and conditions: ‘No shows’ i.e. those who do not attend without prior notice will not be transferred or refunded.
I hope these precautions are reasonable and proportionate and I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.