Classes and socials are put on hold! Dancing in times of flu and corona

…and now the recommendation from Dansportförbundet is that everything should be paused until the end of April we will do that.

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Dancing comes with many positive health benefits, but when it comes to the possible spread of flu, our dance interest is not only a good thing.

We follow the local risk assessments as well as official recommendations and act accordingly.

If we only follow the recommendations of the public health authority regarding smaller events and also training specifically, we can continue with courses and social dances, but since dance is an activity with close contact and now the recommendation from Dansportförbundet is that everything should be paused until the end of April we will do that.

What happens now?

Since we are unlikely to be able to have any more courses this semester, the suggestions is that we continue to keep our spirits up with online activities as well as video clips in the groups for the various courses and then to make up for the lost courses after the summer, starting if possible already mid August.

As many factors today (30/3) are still very uncertain we are still not sure how we will solve this but are continuously working on solutions

Reduce the risk of infection and infecting!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water >30s.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially the eyes.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing**
  • Avoid dancing altogether in the case of flu or cold symptoms.
  • Stay home if you have recently traveled in infected areas or otherwise have been in contact with people who might carry COVID-19.

** The general tip about using the elbow may not be the best thing in combination with social dancing, but still much better than coughing/sneezing straight out. A handkerchief is of course best, but using your hands that are immediately washed works as an emergency solution.

More information about the coronavirus 

https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/smittskydd-beredskap/smittsamma-sjukdomar/coronavirus/

https://www.krisinformation.se/corona

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

Updates

Updated March 13th 2020 20:14

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