Body Mind as One’s studio is within Babergh District Council which is placed in Tier 2 High Alert
Specifically, for indoor exercise the guidance is:
“organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is
possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with
(or share a support bubble with).
There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised
sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing”
Two organisations have provided further clarification of the above statement
1. emduk.org (https://emduk.org/important-information-from-emd-uk-on-coronavirus-covid-19/)
“Indoor exercise classes and personal training can take place. There is no upper limit on class size, but you must ensure you have 3m by 3m per person for movement classes or 2m by 2m per person for static classes and have divided the usable floor space by 100sq ft / 9 sq m per person for maximum capacity numbers. You must ensure class participants are not gathering together (unless they are in the same household or bubble) – social distancing must be maintained.
If groups of people are attending the class together, that group must only be formed from people within the same household/support bubble. Bubbles must not mix.”
2. BWY.org.uk (https://www.bwy.org.uk/covid-19/)
“Tier 2: Outdoor yoga and indoor yoga classes can continue at venues. The rule of 6 applies to socialising before and after classes. Private sessions are not expressly permitted but appear to be implied. This would apply to clients/students visiting the teacher. There are restrictions on entering somebody’s home for work and to do so for yoga seems to be flouting the spirit of the regulations”
Therefore, the following information is compliant with the guidance for the safety both the class members of Body Mind as One and myself (Janet Drake T/A Body Mind as One).
The Studio occupies two combined units on the ground floor of a Barn, which is also occupied by other businesses and, furthermore, certain facilities within the Barn are used by other businesses on the Estate.
The hard standing car parking area in front of the Barn is for use by businesses within the Barn.
The grassed car parking area is used by businesses within the Estate.
The Barn’s main entrance, the small kitchenette and the two separate toilets (one for ladies and one for gents) are used by all other businesses on the estate.
Gents toilet: there is a single toilet (with its own door) and wash hand basin
There is room for one person in the area.
The main door to Gents toilet is left unlocked and ajar
Ladies toilet: there is a single toilet (with its own door) and wash hand basin.
There is room for one person in the area.
The main door to Ladies toilet is locked – the key is held in The Studio
Directly opposite the main entrance of the Barn are a set of double doors.
The right door opens to the double width central corridor which provides access to the Studio and other business units on the ground floor.
Janet Drake T/A Body Mind as One cannot be held responsible for the cleanliness and hygiene of the shared areas i.e. those that are used by other business & visitors on the estate. Where possible, and feasible, handles and touch points that may be used by class members may be cleaned during the hours that Body Mind as One is open – a log of such cleaning will be maintained.
However, Janet Drake T/A Body Mind as One will ensure that the Studio and the area in the corridor leading to the Studio: floor, handles, touchpoints, mats, etc. are cleaned between classes – a log of such cleaning will be maintained.
Wash Hands: keep washing your hands regularly
Cover Face: wear a face covering over mouth and nose in enclosed spaces
Make Space: stay at least 2 metres apart or 1 metre with a face covering
If you have any coronavirus symptoms:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Get a Test and Stay at Home
No more than 5 attendees per class
Your space in class requires booking and pre-payment via the website (bodymindasone.com)
Booking & pre-payment is required no later than 12 hours before the class start time
Body Mind as One’s standard Terms & Condition apply
Bring your own clean props to class
Cleaned mats will be provided and will indicate your exercise space in the Studio
Bring your own filled spill proof water bottle to class
It is advised not to use the shared kitchenette to top up your water bottle
Out of respect to your fellow class members please allow adequate time to park and to follow the method by which you can join your class, as follows:
The Studio will be open 15 minutes before the class start time
It is advised that you have washed your hands and use your own sanitiser before entering the general areas of the Barn.
There are hand washing facilities in the gent’s and the ladies’ toilets.
Hand sanitisers are available both in the main entrance and in the Studio.
Wear face covering over mouth and nose before entering the Barn and until you arrive at your space in the Studio
Face covering will not be required whilst in your class space
Maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance from others
Except for those living in the same household or are part of a social bubble
Please use the right door of the double doors to access the corridor
Move to the left side of the corridor to gain access to the Studio
Please wait your turn to enter the Studio, maintaining 2 metre distance while waiting
Only one person at a time may enter The Studio
Except for those who live in the same household or are part of a social bubble
Use the right door Push Finger plate to enter the studio
Step 1. Opposite the door there is a pillar, where you will find the NHS Track & Trace QR Code and the Class Attendance Sheet
Either scan or check in on the Attendance Sheet
For more information about NHS Track and Trace and to download the app please go to
Step 2. Then move to the right to leave your coats, bags and outdoor shoes on the Coat & Shoe Stand
Please set your mobile devices to Airplane mode or Do Not Disturb or Switch off
Bare or socked feet only are permitted within the practice area of the Studio
Only the props you have brought with you are permitted in your space
Step 3. The hand sanitiser there is for your use, should you require
Step 4. Please walk to the right of the pillar to go to your space
Please ensure that any props you have brought with you, remain within your space
Once at your space, you may remove your mask and make yourself comfortable
Only when the class member before you is moving to their space may you then enter The Studio.
Once all class members are at their space, the Studio Door will be ‘locked’
If for any reason you wish to move from your space, please wear your mask and avoid walking too closely to other class members.
The last class member in will be the first to leave thus the first class member in will be the last to leave.
Please put on your face covering, gather your things before leaving the Studio
Please avoid ‘social gathering’ before or after class
both within the Studio and the Barn