COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Covid Secure Pilates at Harrow Arts Centre- Updated 22/11/2021
Risk Assessment -
A thorough risk assessment has been undertaken of all areas of the building in line with HSE guidance (https://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/risk/risk-assessmenttemplate-and-examples.htm) to ensure adherence to all 5 areas of Working Safely during Coronavirus (Covid-19).https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronaviruscovid-19/5-steps-to-working-safely CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PROTOCOL FOR BAMBUSA PILATES.
Please also see Harrow Arts Centre Risk Assessment who Bambusa Pilates hire the halls from.
This protocol has been written from the results of our risk assessment in adherence with "Guidance for people who work in grass roots sport and gym/leisure facilities." Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport(2020) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities.
Please do not attend the class if you have symptoms of Covid - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) 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
Please print off Covid check list form if required and bring it to class (I will have copies available for you to fill in if you are unable to print a form).
We will check your temperature prior to entry to the hall if it is felt appropriate and/or in line with government guidance.
Please check into the venue with QR code. I will also take a register and keep details for 21 days in accordance with current guidelines. This will be GDPR compliant.
Cleaning, Hygiene and Hand washing
Harrow Arts Center is responsible for the cleaning of the venue please let Bambusa Pilates know if you are not happy with the cleanliness and I will speak to Harrow Arts Center management. I will have cleaning products to clean areas if needed.
Please sanitise your hands prior to entry to the class. Bambusa Pilates will provide hand sanitiser.
Please bring your own mat, hand towel, Pilates ball (a small cushion can be used instead of a ball /small cushion and flex-band (preferably 2m in length. If other equipment is required I will inform you before the class. Some equipment will be available to buy but you are welcome to bring your own personal equipment or buy form another source.
I would prefer you to bring your own equipment but if you accidentally forget something and I am able to lend you equipment it will be fully sanitised in accordance to government guidelines. I will ask you to sanitise it after you use it, I will provide the cleaning equipment that adheres to government recommendation.
Social Distancing (class numbers, spacing and masks)
Class numbers have been reduced to enable 2 meters distance to adhere to maximum occupancy requirements as per Government guidance. Harrow Arts Center have guidance on this. Although this is no longer required I continue to do this for good practice.
Please wear masks on entry to the building, masks may be taken off when mat is set up and class is ready to start. You may wear masks during the class if you wish but you do not have to. Please wear a mask when the class has finished and exit the building. (unless you are exempt)
Mats will be placed at a distance subject to current guidelines.
Ventilation and Air conditioning
The room will be well ventilated in accordance with current guidelines/ Harrow Arts Centre also monitor this, so you may wish to wear warmer clothes than normal.
Teachers and staff
Bambusa Pilates teachers will adhere to the 2m distance rule and wear masks as per guidance by the government. Strict infection control methods will be in place as stated in this document which Bambusa members/staff will adhere to. I will ask you if you are happy for me to correct your position using my hands. I will only do this within current guidelines.
Teachers will not attend class if they have symptoms of Covid-19 or are self isolating
An alternative teacher maybe available or an alternative class will be offered or a refund will be given if a teacher is unable to teach due to symptoms of Covid 19 or self isolation.
Please ask any questions or if you have any concerns Bambusa Pilates will do our best to help, if we are unable to help we will try and find someone else to help you.
If you are unable to attend due to Covid symptoms or self isolation I will offer an alternative Zoom class which will be on a different day. If this is not suitable for you I will either send you a video of the class (if I have one available) or will refund the class if a video is not available
If at any time you feel you are not able to attend a face to face class due to any concerns about the Pandemic and prefer Zoom Bambusa Pilates will do our best to offer you a Zoom class.
Tel. 07946 527772