How we dance in times of flu and corona

Right now classes and social dances are still on hold due to covid-19
But we will kick things off again with solo dance classes during the swing in the park every Wednesday from the 1st of July to 12th of August and then start Lindy Hop classes with special precautions in September.

how to wash hands

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.

Right now classes and social dances are still on hold due to covid-19

But we will kick things off again with solo dance classes during the swing in the park every Wednesday from the 1st of July to 12th of August and then start Lindy Hop classes with special precautions in September.

When taking part in any of our activities you are obligated to:

Reduce the risk of infection and infecting!

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water >30s.
  • As backup to washing hands use hand saintlier between dances.
  • Avoid touching your face. Especially the eyes.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing**
  • Avoid dancing altogether in the case of even slight flu or cold symptoms.
  • Stay home if you 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.

HepTown will:

  • Inform, repeat and nag about the above points to reduce the spread of infection
  • Keep down the number of participants *
  • Make sure there is access to soap and hand sanitizer
  • Make partners rotation voluntary on all courses
  • As far as possible, have substitutes ready for instructors who obviously stay at home if they have symptoms.
  • Fill in and complete this list

* The courses that started this spring already have fewer participants per course as more levels have double groups. For Swing in the Park, Sommar Lund will assist with enclosure and extra staff to keep track of the number participants

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

https://www.danceplace.com/grapevine/dance-in-the-time-of-corona/

Updates

Updated March 13th 2020 20:14

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