Social Distancing Policy

Social distancing measures can reduce the risk of you and other people becoming ill with coronavirus. You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.


  • Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include:

    • High temperature

    • New and continuous cough

    • Shortness of breath,

    • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.  

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

  • Avoid attending classes if you or your household are displaying any of the above symptoms.


  • Please do not enter the Venue more than 5 minutes before your class starts.  Unfortunately, we ask you to leave the Venue no later than 10 minutes after the end of the class.

  • Please arrive at the Venue in your dance wear with a full water bottle. Please wear appropriate clothing as there may be socially distanced queuing outside.  The studio windows are required to be open during the class, so layered clothing is advisable.

  • Teachers and Students should wear masks on arrival and exit, especially in all the circulation areas of the Venue.

  • Please follow the one-way movement signage in the Venue and the one-in, one-out policy in the Toilets. Movement within the circulation areas should be restricted where possible. Beware some of our dance spaces will have separate entrance and exit points.

  • Please only enter Kitchen areas in an emergency and follow the Social Distancing signage applicable to the Venue.

  • Avoid gatherings in the lobby/corridor areas of the class venue, as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people are clustered together.

  • Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser on entering and exiting the class venue.

  • Payments should be made by Bank Transfer where possible (unfortunately cheques cannot be accepted).

  • First-time students should only attend classes after submitting an online Registration/Medical Form and receiving confirmation back from Sonia.

  • All participants in classes need to provide a contact number in advance. At Vibez Studios a Medical Waiver Declaration needs to be completed prior to the class – this can be found at


  • Contact the Teacher immediately if you begin to display these symptoms during or after the class.

  • Avoid non-essential touch where possible.

  • Keep 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone while inside the studio.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.

  • To reduce contact within the venue please limit personal belongings. Any personal belongings brought into class will need to be stored on your own socially distanced chair avoiding floor contact.

  • Studio numbers (including teacher) will be reduced at this time

    • Earley St Peters – 25 people maximum SILVER SWANS

    • Vibez Studio Two – 25 people maximum SILVER SWANS

    • Vibez Studio Three – 15 people maximum LOW IMPACT TAP

    • Cotswold Sports Centre – 14 people maximum SILVER SWANS

    • Frank Hutchings – 16 people maximum (of which hard floor = 10) ADVANCED TAP

    • Thatcham Hall – 16 people maximum SILVER SWANS, LOW IMPACT TAP

    • The Dance Studio Reading - 25 people maximum SILVER SWANS, LOW IMPACT TAP

  • Class numbers are restricted at this time, therefore non-participates cannot enter the venue unless previously cleared with Sonia and class number allow.

  • You may be asked to wipe clean the equipment and areas that you have been in contact with during your visit to the venue, please use the PPE provided.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can, particularly if you:

  • are over 70

  • have an underlying health condition

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks and we will revise these in-line with government advice.

Please ensure you follow the above policy.  Failure to do so will mean your access to the above venues may be refused.

Medical and registration form