While the most restrictive lockdown regulations have been lifted, yoga teachers, businesses and venues still have a legal responsibility to manage risks to those affected by their business and take sensible precautions to reduce the risk of transmission in their workplace.
To minimise risks and protect against further spread of Coronavirus, it's recommended you follow the guidance below for yoga businesses.
Carry out a health and safety risk assessment for your classes, and take reasonable steps to mitigate the risks identified.
Use an online booking system to process bookings before the class.
Keep rooms well-ventilated where possible. This includes identifying poorly ventilated areas in the venue and taking steps to improve airflow.
Clean surfaces and equipment regularly.
Provide soap and water or hand-sanitiser for students and staff to use regularly throughout the day.
Wear a face covering in enclosed and crowded spaces.
In Scotland, Ireland and Wales, face-coverings must be worn indoors. Masks can be removed during the class.
Ensure that staff and customers who are unwell do not attend the workplace or venue.
Implement appropriate infection prevention and control processes.
Display a QR code or alternative to support the NHS Test and Trace system.
In Wales and Scotland vaccine passports are required to enter large scale events. In Ireland, Covid-19 passes are required to enter studios, gyms and leisure centres.
The Government will continue to monitor the data on a regular basis to ensure there is no danger of the NHS facing unsustainable pressure.