COVID-19: Looking after each other

In studio classes are available from 20th July

Half Moon Yoga - Covid-19 - Safety Guidelines

 

Half Moon Yoga would like to inform students of the steps we are taking to look after your safety and the safety of others in the fight to slow the transfer of Covid-19. We appreciate that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone with uncertainty and concerns about the impact of the virus.

Half Moon Yoga has made the decision to continue to offer yoga classes in a time when we believe that a yoga practice is needed more than ever. We 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 8 students to ensure adequate physical distancing and meet government guidelines of 4 meters square per person

  • 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)

  • If soft/fabric props are used these will be set aside for 48 hours before being used again.

What we would like you to do:

 

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

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

  • BYO your own mat and props if possible to class

  • Clean your mat and props after the class

  • Avoid the use of fabric/cloth props i.e blankets, bolsters and straps around the face

  • If you don’t have a mat or props, consider buying your own mat and props. Available from iyogaprops, Decathlon or EMP Industrial

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, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath

  • 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

  • Practice social distancing - stay 1.5 metres away from each other.

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

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 can’t come to class, 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 then book in and attend into one of the 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