I am delighted that we have been able to start small group classes again whilst ensuring that we comply with current Government guidelines regarding COVID 19.
I would like to advise you of the following:
- Class sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 5 dogs / handlers and one Instructor
- Change-over times between classes have been extended
- All training is taking place with appropriate social distancing measures in place together with sanitising stations and appropriate cleaning materials
Please note that if you are attending an indoor training venue you are required to wear a face mask or covering. Children under the age of 11 and people with a medical exemption are not required to wear a face mask or covering. If you forget to bring your mask I will have some available for you to purchase at a nominal fee.
Although toilet and handwashing facilities are available at our indoor venues and at Worcester Woods please make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly prior to coming to class, and immediately on your return home. Please also bring your own hand gel with you to use during your class / lesson. Please note that there are no toilet or handwashing facilities available at the menage.
Please bring sufficient water & a bowl for your dog together with sufficient training treats etc. for your lesson. In order to maintain social distancing and effective infection control no sharing of water bowls or food will be permitted.
Please do not touch anyone else’s dog or their belongings.
All equipment will be handled by your Instructor, and will be thoroughly cleaned before & after use as appropriate.
Whilst it is not currently mandatory for you to wear gloves whilst attending your class you are welcome to do so if you choose.
If you are currently shielding or do not feel ready to come back to classes your booking & place in the class will be held open for you until you are ready to return.
Please DO NOT attend your lesson / class if you are showing symptoms of COVID 19 – you will not be penalised for non-attendance.
If you develop symptoms or feel unwell following your class please let me know immediately, and follow Government guidelines regarding testing & self isolation.
This advice will be updated as the situation changes.
Thank you for your understanding, and please do feel free to contact me on an individual basis if you would like to discuss any concerns.
Pauline Whittaker and team.