19 ways to a safe yoga class

I want everyone to come to yoga feeling happy and confident that the right measures are in place to help keep us all safe and healthy in these crazy times we live in.

I've pulled together a list of things we need to do. Together, we can create a safe yoga space for us all to enjoy.

What I'm doing:

  1. Reducing class numbers even more to help ensure we have plenty of space between our mats. The rule is 2 metres between the centre of each mat, I'm spacing us out more than that.

  2. Sanitising touch points between classes.

  3. Taking temperature checks as you all arrive - only 'green' results are allowed in.

  4. Ensuring everyone sanitises and checks in on track and trace before they come in.

  5. A complete risk assessment that I check every week, and update accordingly to share with the venue.

  6. Making sure everyone keeps their masks on when not on their mat.

  7. Keeping my mask on when not on my mat.

  8. No moving around the room, physical adjustments and such like. My mat is my island!

What I need you to do:

  1. remember your mask, phone and mat

  2. Not come if you feel at all unwell, are showing symptoms or have been told to self-isolate

  3. If there's a class before yours, please wait outside or in your cars until that class has finished and left the Pavillion. Avoid waiting in groups, obviously.

  4. Use the one-way system

  5. Arrive 5 minutes before the class starts.

  6. Sanitise your hands

  7. Check in using the Track and Trace app (or text your details to the number displayed in the foyer)

  8. Let me check your temperature with my thermometer gun. Anyone with an orange or red reading won't be able to join us in the class.

  9. Keep your mask until you're sitting at your mat. You're welcome to keep your mask on for the class if you'd like to.

  10. Follow my instructions about where to put your mat (first in goes closest to the exit, to avoid people having to walk past each other)

  11. Follow the markings on the floor when putting down your mat.

It feels like a lot but by taking these measures, we can be confident that we're all doing everything we can to help keep ourselves and each other safe, so that we can enjoy our yoga class feeling relaxed and content - exactly the point of us being there.

If you have any questions or suggestions about anything of this, please do drop me a line.