Please note: By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, you agree that should further Covid restrictions be implemented locally or nationally or any other unforeseen cirumstance that prevents us from holding in-person classes, for example; your instructor is isolating or it is deemed to be unsafe for any other reason, for example: extreme temperatures, lightning and other extreme weather events, we will provide an alterntive class live and online using Zoom.
To enable us to return to in-person classes, we need to introduce a number of changes, some of which may feel restrictive, but as a responsible business, we have a ‘Duty of Care’ to anybody we come into contact with, to maintain our own safety and the safety of others.
I am sure you can imagine that to work during the pandemic we need to have suitable safety protocols in place to reduce the risk of infection to minimum and this will mean classes will look very different from what we are previously used to.
Our risk assessment is based on the current CFSG guidance which can be found here:-http://www.cfsg.org.uk/coronavirus/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/ and is updated as the guidance changes.
I have listed the key points from our Risk Assessment below:-
I will postpone/Zoom our class if:-
Please do not attend or you will be asked to leave the class, if:-
Please arrive in plenty of time and park to maintain social distance of 2m, both in the car park and while walking to the training area.
Please stay in your car until 5 minutes before the class starts, this is to give people time to leave the previous class.
Please follow signs to the training location maintaining 2m distance.
After class, please leave promptly one at a time maintaining a social distance of 2m.
Please do not bring your dog on a flexi-lead. A fixed length lead will be required of approximately 2m.
To maintain social distance and keep cross contamination risks to a minimum, please do not let your dogs meet on lead unless as part of a training exercise. (The virus may be transferred from a dog’s coat).
All gates will be left open to prevent touching, should you arrive late, please stand at the gate and wait for us to open the gate.
Please bring hand sanitiser and as a minimum sanitise your hands upon arrival and exit from the training venue. There will also be a hand sanitiser available should you forget.
The trainer will at all times try to maintain 2m or 1m plus distance and will not greet your dog unnecessarily. (Please do not let your dog pull towards them, as much as they would love to say hello, they will have to move away).
If the trainer needs to take your dog’s lead, they will follow the established handover protocols and these will be communicated at the time.
Please use a face covering if you feel more comfortable and please prepare your dog for seeing face coverings on others too by giving them lots of tasty treats while wearing it, prior to arrival at the class.
All potentially contaminated wipes, gloves and masks etc that you use must be taken home with you and disposed of properly.
Please have plenty of tasty treats available and any equipment (toys etc) you may need to use.
The class will go-ahead outside even if the weather is unpleasant, however if it is predicted to be unsafe, for example: extreme temperatures, lightning and other extreme weather events, we will provide an alternative class online using Zoom. https://zoom.us
We will use the Met office weather guidance to provide the reference for our Risk Assessment and the subsequent decisions. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk