Coronavirus update: 3 March 2021
We are currently in Lockdown which means all classes, outside or in the hall, are not permitted. However, we are planning to open up and hold classes back at the Centre from April 13th, as long as the government's plan does not change.
There is still some good news: we are running online classes (puppy and beginners will start new courses soon). Class sizes are small so please get in touch soon if you want to book onto an online class. Read our blog to find out how online training works.
How we are keeping you and our team safe - for when we go back to training:
We have dedicated training bays with at least 2m clearance from each other. There are hygiene stations at the entrance to the training hall and in the conveniences. On arrival we will ask you to confirm that you do not have a temperature and/or a new cough, and ask you to wear a mask until you are in your training bay. We have printed guidelines for all our Covid safety processes which we make sure everyone is aware of and follows. We have clean downs between each class and ask you to use hand sanitiser. We have spent a lot of time doing a deep clean, installing a new kitchen and putting all our safety measures in place.
We will be limiting all classes to 6 dogs and allow one person to attend with the handler if they wish. We have large outside training bays that will give each handler a space to train, a chair for one extra family member if you wish, and to place coats bags etc. Wherever possible the class will be held outside; if the weather is bad and we need to use the hall we have designated training bays inside as well to keep everyone safe.
Agility, no matter what the weather, will need to be outside in the sand area for the foreseeable future.
Each class will last 45mins to give the instructor time to wipe the clean the area etc, for the carpark to clear before the next class. When the more vulnerable wish to start returning to classes we will have a max of 4 handlers in a class allowing 1 extra person with them. Please contact Sheena when you are ready.
Meanwhile some online classes are continuing, so you can still train even if you can't come to Waggytails! We hope you are all keeping safe and well and look forward to seeing you all very soon. Thank you.
Waggytails will always put your health, and your dog's health, first. Stay safe, stay well.
Sheena, Lisa & Liz