Here we are, our first two weeks of classes almost over after a long five months off. We couldn't have wished for it to go any better and all children and parents alike adhered to all our safety measures superbly. We now look forward to returning to our weekly classes in September, in the best and safest way we can.
Here are the steps that we will be ensuring all Be Unique staff take to keep your children safe throughout our Autumn term. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and will keep changing as we continue to strive to provide the very best and safest children's drama and dance classes.
New maximum class sizes will be set with reference to venue size and government guidelines.
Our classes have always been “closed doors” classes for the children to flourish in but now our venues will be too. We'll do a handover of your child at the venue door, meaning that parents won't need to congregate in a waiting area but wait socially distanced in the fresh air at all times. Specific details regarding each venue will be sent out closer to the first day of the term.
Class times will be staggered to give us the opportunity to disinfect contact surfaces between sessions, as well as avoid a large group of people coming and going at the same time.
All hands will be sanitised on entry to the venue and toilets will be wiped down regularly during sessions, before and after.
Children will be allocated an ‘island’ (their own space) to perform from and, whilst the Department of Education recognises that social distancing is impossible with young children, we will modify our activities so that no physical contact games will be played.
Parents will be asked to take any coats or bags home once they have dropped off their child.
It goes without saying that our venues will ensure regular cleaning but we'll also be armed with disinfectant spray to refresh surfaces before and after each class.
We can't thank you all enough for your ongoing trust and support - it has meant so much as we have transitioned into our 'new normal' over the past month. We can't wait to see you all again very soon!