Coronavirus Policy

Tanzen Academy is following the advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Authority to ensure we are doing everything we can to help avoid the spread of this virus.
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus, the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE) are carefully monitoring the coronavirus situation and have published information and advice for the general public and for schools.
PHE published ‘Guidance to educational settings about COVID-19’ , which is available at

Whilst we are not a full-time educational establishment, we still care for the wellbeing of all our dance families and our local communities.
Therefore, we will follow this guidance which assists schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, staff and parents / carers regarding:

If you have recently travelled, and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact 
with other people immediately and call NHS 111.
We do ask that anyone who has been to an affected area does not attend any Tanzen Academy classes and 
self – isolates as advised and please do make sure you let us know.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue refunds for anyone who is unable to attend due to
self-isolation or illness, however if a local or national lock down is imposed then cancelled classes will be carried forward.

The situation is changing all the time, please keep yourselves up to date with 
UK Government Guidelines on the corona virus COVID-19, details can be found here:-
Information regarding the virus can also be found on the NHS website at:

  • COVID-19 coronavirus 
  • How to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19 
  • What to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting 
  • What advice to give to individuals who have travelled from countries detailed in the guidance within the last 14 days 
  • Hygiene practises 
  • Sanitising your hands. 
  • Pupils will be asked to use hand sanitiser on the way in and on the way out of the halls. 
  • Sneezing into a tissue or elbow, if no tissue is available hands should be washed as soon as possible. 
  • Avoiding the touching of eyes, nose and mouth with hands. 
    • Staff will check that objects and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected frequently in line with the halls own risk
      assessments and guidelines and those of Tanzen Academy.
    • During classes we will limit any pupil to pupil or staff to pupil activities where distances would be closer than 
      the recommended social distancing measures in place at the time.
    • If you consider that you or your children, have had any potential contact with the virus; 
  • YOU MUST contact NHS 111 for further advice and then Tanzen Academy before attending any further classes. 

Here you can find the links to download the risk assessments for each of the venues that we use for teaching,
these also outline any specific requirements or procedures that will be followed.

Tanzen Academy Risk Assessment for Hapstead Hall (Ardingly) Tanzen Academy Risk Assessment for The Church Centre (Ardingly) Tanzen Academy Risk Assessment for The Parish Rooms (Dormansland) Tanzen Academy Risk Assessment for the Centenary Room (Dormansland)