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COVID-19 Guide

Let's stay safe together

As Culpeppers returns to "normal", continuing to keep everybody safe & feeling comfortable is important to us. If we can continue to use HANDS FACE SPACE policy this will enable us to remain open without any risk of closure due to infection.

We welcome the continuation of wearing masks where possible to limit any risk. We have various hand sanitiser stations around the building including when you arrive, for you to use at anytime.

Be mindful of others who may not be as comfortable with close contact, they may still wish to adhere to personal social distancing so please don't be offended.

Ventilation is an important part of controlling the risk of COVID-19, therefore we have introduced venue capacity for all classes, events etc. We will also open doors as and when necessary.

The NHS Track & Trace system will remain available, so please check in on arrival.

If you are feeling unwell please do not attend class. Take a test and isolate if required, if your test is negative COVID-19, get those dancing shoes back on and join us on the floor.

MASKS

Please feel free to wear a mask during class/socials.

HANDS

Continue to wash/sanitise hands throughout.

ILL

If you are feeling unwell, test & isolate if required.

RESEPCT

Let's all do our bit & make everyone feel comfortable.

NHS Covid-19 Information

The following information comes direct from the NHS website. If you need further information please visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Symptoms & Testing

Get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus

You can have a test (swab test) to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) now. You can choose to take the test:

  • at a test site near you today and get your result tomorrow

  • with a home test kit

There is another test, the antibody test to check if you've had coronavirus. This is not widely available yet.

 

Who can get a test

You can get a test:

  • for yourself, if you have coronavirus symptoms now (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)

  • for someone you live with, if they have symptoms

  • if you live in England and have been told to have a test before you go into hospital, for example, for surgery

  • if your local council asks you to get a test

 

This service is for people in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

When to get a test

If you have coronavirus symptoms, apply as soon as you can.

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

 

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

 

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

 

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you're worried about your symptoms

  • you're not sure what to do

 

Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Self-Isolating

When to self-isolate and what to do

 

What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).

Self-isolation is different to:

  • social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people

  • shielding – advice for people at high risk from coronavirus

 

When to self-isolate

Self-isolate immediately if:

  • you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)

  • you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus

  • you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive

  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or has tested positive

  • you're told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with a person with coronavirus

 

What is a support bubble?

A support bubble is where people who live alone (or just with their children) meet people from 1 other household.

For information about self-isolating when you come to the UK, see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK.

 

How to self-isolate

You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating.

Don't

  • do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can

  • do not go on public transport or use taxis

  • do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home

  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care

  • do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one

 

Information:

Find out how to avoid spreading coronavirus to people you live with.

Get a test if you have symptoms

If you have symptoms, get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

The test needs to be done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.

 

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus

Tell people you've been in close contact with that you have symptoms

You may want to tell people you've been in close contact with in the past 48 hours that you might have coronavirus.

 

What does close contact mean?

Examples of close contact include:

  • close face to face contact (under 1 metre) for any length of time – including talking to them or coughing on them

  • being within 1 to 2 metres of each other for more than 15 minutes – including travelling in a small vehicle

  • spending lots of time in your home, such as cleaning it

 

They do not need to self-isolate unless they're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. But they should take extra care to follow social distancing advice, including washing their hands often.

 

If they get any coronavirus symptoms, they must self-isolate and get a coronavirus test as soon as possible.

 

How long to self-isolate

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

 

You'll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive

  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive

  • you've been told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with someone who has coronavirus

 

Read more about how long to self-isolate.

 

Get an isolation note for your employer if you're unable to work

If you need to self-isolate, you can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to be off work.

You do not need to get a note from a GP.

 

Get an isolation note

Read more about the guidance and support for employees during coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Information:

 

Get help while you're staying at home

NHS Volunteer Responders can help you while you have to stay at home (self-isolate).

 

They can help with things like collecting shopping and medicines.

Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, everyday) to arrange help from a volunteer.

Test & Trace

Follow this advice if you're told by the NHS Test and Trace service that you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Stay at home for 14 days

If you're told you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus:

  • stay at home (self-isolate) for 14 days from the day you were last in contact with the person – it can take up to 14 days for symptoms to appear

  • do not leave your home for any reason – if you need food or medicine, order it online or by phone, or ask friends and family to drop it off at your home

  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for essential care

  • try to avoid contact with anyone you live with as much as possible

  • people you live with do not need to self-isolate if you do not have symptoms

  • people in your support bubble do not need to self-isolate if you do not have symptoms

 

What is a support bubble?

A support bubble is where someone who lives alone (or just with their children) can meet people from 1 other household.

 

Find out more about meeting people from outside your household on GOV.UK.

If you live with someone at higher risk from coronavirus, try to arrange for them to stay with friends or family for 14 days.

 

If you have to stay in the same home together, read about how to avoid spreading coronavirus to people you live with.

 

If you get symptoms of coronavirus

If you get any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste):

  • get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible

  • anyone you live with must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result

  • anyone in your support bubble must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result

 

What to do when you get your test result

If you test negative (the test did not find coronavirus):

  • keep self-isolating for 14 days from when you were last in contact with the person who has coronavirus – as you could get symptoms after being tested

  • anyone you live with can stop self-isolating if they do not have symptoms

  • anyone in your support bubble can stop self-isolating if they do not have symptoms

 

If you test positive (you have coronavirus):

  • self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started – even if it means you're self-isolating for longer than 14 days

  • anyone you live with must self-isolate for 14 days from when your symptoms started

  • anyone in your support bubble must self-isolate for 14 days from when your symptoms started

 

Read more about when to self isolate and what to do.

 

If you do not get symptoms of coronavirus

If you do not have any symptoms of coronavirus:

  • you can stop self-isolating after 14 days

  • you do not need to have a test

 

How NHS Test and Trace will contact you

You'll be contacted by email, text or phone.

Text messages will come from NHStracing. Calls will come from 0300 0135000.

Children under 18 will be contacted by phone wherever possible and asked for their parent or guardian's permission to continue the call.

 

You'll be asked to sign in to the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing website at https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk.

If you cannot use the contact tracing website, they will call you.