COVID-19: Looking after each other

Safety Guidelines

 

At Half Moon Yoga we are taking steps to look after your safety and the safety of others to slow the transfer of Covid-19. This is a difficult and challenging time for everyone with uncertainty and concerns about the impact of the virus.

We have made the decision to offer in studio yoga classes and have developed these safety guidelines based on the current information provided by NSW Health, Federal and State Governments.

What Half Moon Yoga will do?

  • Class numbers will be reduced to a maximum of 7 students to ensure adequate physical distancing and meet government guidelines of 4 meters square per person and 1.5m separation.

  • Teachers will not undertake physical adjustments to assist with physical distancing

  • Classes will be taught differently, with minimal moving around the room.

  • Mat and props will be pre-set for the class, cleaned after class and left for the next class

  • Provide sanitiser and soap and paper towel for hand washing

  • Provide cleaning products for mat and prop cleaning if required

  • Weekly professional cleaning of the studio (floors, door handles, surfaces)

What we would like you to do:

 

  • Bookings are essential, please do not just turn-up.

  • Book into a class using the website booking function to help us manage class numbers

  • Bring your own mat, towel and belt to class as a minimum

  • If you cannot bing your own mat then please clean the studio mat and other hard props after class

  • Studio belts will not be used unless you bring your own

  • Your towel will be used to place over soft props i.e. bolsters and blankets

  • Bring a fresh and clean towel each time you attend class

  • If you do not bring a towel you will not be able to use the soft props

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap or use sanitiser before and after class

  • BYO your own props if possible (available from iyogaprops

What we can all do to help lower the transmission of Covid-19:

  • Stay at home if you are unwell – even a little bit

  • Know what the symptoms of Covid-19 are: i.e. fever, dry cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sore throat, aches and pains etc,

  • Practice good respiratory etiquette cough and sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue

  • Don’t come to class if you have been in contact with someone with the virus or have visited a hot spot or positive covid-19 case location

  • Practice social distancing – keep 1.5 metres distance from others before, during and after class

  • Keep practicing yoga and try to keep as healthy as possible

  • Follow advice of health professionals if you are advised to isolate

Look after each other:

  • Be compassionate to yourself and others – following these guidelines is a small step in cleanliness and in kindness

  • Reach out to others if you know someone is not well or not managing. Let us or one of your fellow students know so we can check in on how you are going

  • If you know a fellow student is in self-isolation please offer to help according to your capacity, or if you can’t, ask someone else to

Considerations for vulnerable students

  • People with underlying illness are more vulnerable to respiratory disease i.e those including diabetes, chronic lung disease, kidney failure, people with suppressed immune systems and older people are at a higher risk.

  • If you are in this group then it is advised then we suggest you seek medical advice about attending classes

  • We suggest if you are vulnerable to book in and attend into one of our online courses or workshops

  • If you are in this group and not able to attend classes then please us know, as your teacher can provide an individual sequence for you and offer a way to check-in or run an online class.

 

Please email halfmoonyogamarrickville@gmail.com if you have any questions or suggestions about helping to manage the Covid-19 challenges.

 

Warm regards from the Half Moon Yoga Board and teachers,

 

Ange, Gilly, Juliet, Claire, Sara, Thom and Robyn

Half Moon Yoga Marrickville
Community Yoga Studio
Addison Road Community Centre, 16B/142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW 2044
Email: halfmoonyogamarrickville@gmail.com  Mobile: 0403 047 064