We are very excited to welcome you to our courses starting this September.

Hopefully we will be able to fulfil the whole term. However, if there are any Lockdowns in the areas where our venues are based, you will get a full refund for any classes that have to be cancelled.

Please note, that the new government regulation regarding meeting no more than 6 people does not apply to us as we are an educational establishment and will be operating in Covid secure venues and following strict guidance and risk assessments.

We shall be doing everything in our power to keep you safe and help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

All our students will need to adhere to the government safety regulations as we all have a duty of care to protect one another.

Stage & the City currently hires 4 different venues. Each venue will have its own procedures in regards to Covid-19 prevention, including how to enter and exit the building. This will be clearly displayed when you arrive. Please take the time to read any posters displayed.

Before you start your course, please read the following guidelines.

A) Essential general control measures – applicable to all students and staff attending Stage & the City at all times

Stay at home if,

    • unwell with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or
    • in a household where somebody else is symptomatic, or
    • if instructed to do so by the NHS Test and Trace system or by a Public Health England, Local Public Health or other health protection team officer, or
    • where quarantine applies following travel abroad
  • Students and their households understand their obligation to be tested if displaying symptoms and follow NHS guidance.
  • Frequent washing of hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry thoroughly using the correct hand washing technique whenever using the bathroom. Upon arrival and after changing classrooms all students and staff will use hand sanitiser provided.
  • Use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’).
  • Not touch their mouth, eyes and nose.
  • Follow Stage & the City’s procedures to minimise physical contact between individuals and maintain social distancing.

    Should a student or staff member show symptoms of covid-19 when on site, they must immediately return home. Contact the NHS to have a test taken as soon as possible, and at the latest within the first 5 days of symptoms starting.

    Tests for the general public can be booked online at www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test (or by calling 119)

    This must be recorded in incident report book by office team and management notified.

    The student / teacher must notify the Stage & the City head office with the results of this test.

    • If the test result is:
      • Negative: unwell person can return to the setting if they feel well enough and their fellow household members can end their self-isolation.
      • Positive: unwell person must complete 7 day self-isolation and log onto NHS Test and Trace to share their recent close contacts.
    • The setting should notify PHE London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC 0300  303 0450) of all confirmed cases in the setting. Template letters and other communications materials for students and staff members will be shared by LCRC and the local Public Health Team.
    • PHE LCRC will undertake a risk assessment and usually will advise that the class  who has been exposed should be advised to self-isolate for 14 days. The other household members of that wider class or group do not need to self-isolate unless a household member becomes symptomatic.
    • As part of the NHS Test and Trace service, if other cases are detected within the class or wider setting, PHE LCRC will conduct a rapid investigation and advise.  Closure of the whole setting will not generally be necessary.

    Reminder of COVID-19 symptoms

      • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
      • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
      • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to norma