West Berks Ballet School Covid 19 Risk Assessment

Hazards identified Control measures Extra measures needed Person responsible
Drop off - To front doors of Main Hall or Oak RoomArrive promptly at your child"s class time but please be patient as we anticipate the drop-off process will take time. On arrival to the hall car park, stay in your car or by the entrance gate until a staff member indicates that we are ready to welcome your child. We ask that you do not accompany your child, but that you send them to us on their own, remaining mindful of cars. Parent/carers/siblings must stay away from the hall and remain in their cars or by the entrance gate please. If you arrive late, unfortunately, we cannot admit your child. Dancers must arrive dressed for class, please refrain from bringing any unnecessary items into the hall, there will be no access to the back room for changing. Dancers are strongly encouraged to visit the bathroom prior to arrival please. Each child will be registered, will have their temperatures taken, and will be given hand sanitiser before entering the studio. If a parent/carer needs to speak to staff for any urgent reason this should all be done by phone or email. Parents/carers/siblings will not be allowed access to the hall. Children or staff must not attend classes if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).- Drop off punctually at class start time - remain in your car (if you arrive on foot please remain in gateway). Staff to take temperatures of pupils on arrival Soap and paper towels in kitchen & toilet Hand sanitiser providedAll
Collection - From rear doors of Main Hall & Oak Room (Playground Side)In order to avoid increasing class lengths or fees we shall begin dismissing children in the last 5 minutes of their allotted class time. Therefore, please ensure you are there to collect your dancer on time. We have no staff available to cater to late arrival / collection. To collect, please walk around to the rear doors of the hall/Oak Room and wait at an appropriate distance from the building for your child to be returned to you. We appreciate your patience during this process, whilst students are dismissed one by one.Hand sanitiser providedAll
In the StudioWhenever possible, all windows and internal doors in the venue will be left open to promote ventilation. We shall frequently clean touched surfaces more often than usual using as detergents and bleach, and a thorough cleanse of the venue will be undertaken at the end of each day. If any child or staff member becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be isolated with a member of staff wearing PPE, and will be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection guidance. Staff will then contact all parents/carers to advise. If any child requires first aid, PPE (a mask and gloves) will be worn by the staff member assisting them. We shall ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ?catch it, bin it, kill it? approach, using paper towels rather than hand dryers.Detergents and cloths provided Tissues availableAll
Someone develops symptoms of Covid-19. Avoid touching anything. Cough or sneeze into a tissue and put it in a bin or, if you do not have tissues, cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow. You must follow the NHS guidance on self-isolation and not return to school until your period of self-isolation has been completed. Following the hygiene and social distancing advice will help to minimise spread of the virus. A note of all persons who the affected person has been in contact with is to be made, and these are to be monitored for symptoms throughout the following two weeks. All
Hygiene A cleaning schedule will be implemented throughout the site ensuring that all contact points are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly. Alcohol gel/ hand sanitizer, anti bac spray are available. Soap is in all toilets and by sink. Use these as necessary. Common touchpoints such as doors, handles, bins and equipment are wiped during and at the end of the school day. Enhanced cleaning regimes for toilet facilities. Internal, non-fire doors, windows will be propped open so that touching door handles etc. is kept to a minimum. Safeguarding takes priority. Windows opened to ensure good ventilation Wash your hands at regular intervals - Use warm water and soap rather than hand sanitiser if you can, although this is not always practical. Avoid touching your face with unclean hands. Users to wipe barres before and after use. Paper towels and spray next to equipment. Soap and warm water available. Hand driers out of use. All
GeneralChildren will be discouraged from physical contact and we shall endeavour to promote social distancing in exactly the same way as their schools. Dancers who are unwell and have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does or have been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate, must not attend class and must notify WBBS immediately. Under these circumstances, we will contact all other class members to inform them. Parents/carers of the cast of The Wiz, please note that government guidelines state that there may be an additional risk of infection in environments where participants are singing, chanting, shouting or conversing loudly. Please be aware that students will take part in singing activities, but that we shall take all reasonable measures to ensure this is done in a well ventilated, socially distanced manner.
Fire In the event of an unplanned evacuation, fire safety must take priority over social distancing. All
When social distancing (2m) cannot be applied Minimise the frequency and time you are within two metres of each other. Minimise the number of people involved. Work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face. All
Visitors No visitors or parents will be permitted on site except in an emergency. All
Capacity Class size must not exceed government guidelines Split classes if necessary to achieve correct ratio. All