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COVID-19 Policy

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Makin’ Steps Performing Arts Covid-19 Policy

(V2 updated 15th October 2020)


Policy Brief and Purpose

This policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. We kindly requested that you follow all the rules below to sustain a healthy and safe performing arts school in this unique time. It is important that we all respond responsibly to these health precautions and we assure you that we will always treat your private health and personal data with the highest confidentiality, sensitivity and in line with our Data policy.

Makin’ Steps is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional government guidelines.


Policy Elements

Here, we outline the required actions that we should all take to protect ourselves and others from Covid-19.

  • If you or a member of your household have symptoms of Covid-19 such as a new continuous cough, fever or loss of taste and smell then please do not attend Makin’ Steps Performing arts classes. Please contact Makin’ Steps Covid Officer (Scott Simpson) on either 01279 304937 or by emailing so we may follow current government guidelines and to notify staff and other families if necessary. If you have a positive test result, please inform us immediately so we can initiate our track and trace policy.
  • If you have a positive Covid-19 diagnosis, you can return to Makin’ Steps classes only after you have fully recovered having followed the government guidelines detailing self-isolation timescales, which may be subject to change.


Hygiene and Social Distancing Rules

  • Students are to line up outside the building, while observing social distancing, at one of our three new drop off/collections points listed on your personal timetable. Here, they will be met by a member of staff to let them in.
  • Students will then enter one at a time while sanitising their hands at one of our designated stations.
  • Temperature checks will be taken for every person entering the building.
  • Students will need to place their belongings in their personal area as allocated by the class teacher.
  • During class, teachers will ensure to follow government guidelines, where possible.
  • Upon finishing the class students will sanitise their hands as they leave. A member of staff will advise which exit to use to either meet their parents or to proceed to their next timetabled class. Please note, your parents will need to know which exit you will be using.
  • If a student needs to use the toilet during class, they must wash their hands before coming back into class. Toilets will be limited to 2 persons in each toilet suite at a time.
  • Makin’ Steps staff will ensure contact surfaces i.e. door handles are thoroughly cleaned before classes start.
  • Windows will be opened in classes to provide maximum ventilation.
  • Makin’ Steps classes have been adjusted to accommodate a 10-minute break for cleaning and safe movement of staff and pupils.
  • Parents will not be able to access the building at any time (except to accompany pupils under 5 years) and must collect their children in the designated drop off/collection points while continuing to maintain social distancing measures.
  • All student, staff and parents over 11 years must wear a face covering while in the building. Face covering can only be removed once in the dance studio.


National Risk Level-

We are currently at Tier 2 (high)

Should the national risk level change and make it unsafe for Makin’ Steps to continue classes at Potter Street Community Centre, then lessons will be reverted to an online timetable.