Local Restrictions

Find the latest government COVID-19 guidance for your area (last updated on 18 September).

For information about local lockdowns outside of the UK please contact your local office.

Areas in England with local restrictions

The North East

From Friday 18 September, parts of the North East escalated to an area of intervention: Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham. In these areas, we believe that Covid-19 safe dance schools may still operate, however, may be affected by restrictions on public transport. Read more about the restrictions.

North West of England

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington and Halton. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus and as a result, from Tuesday 22 September, restrictions apply to the specified areas.

The guidance states that, organised dance and exercise classes can take place in groups of more than 6, where a risk assessment has been carried out, but you should limit your social interaction with other participants. But please read all of the guidance to understand the local situation and the full extent of local restrictions. Please read the relevant indoor sport facilities guidance. We advise you to review and tighten your Covid-19 measures.

West Yorkshire

An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of West Yorkshire. From Tuesday 22 September, restrictions apply to the specified areas.

The guidance states that, organised dance and exercise classes can take place in groups of more than 6, where a risk assessment has been carried out, but you should limit your social interaction with other participants. But please read all of the guidance to understand the local situation and the full extent of local restrictions. Please read the relevant indoor sport facilities guidance. We advise you to review and tighten your Covid-19 measures.

Greater Manchester

Oldam has been added to the areas affected in Greater Manchester. See the full list of affected areas and local restrictions in place.

There is separate guidance to cover Bolton, where additional restrictions apply.

The guidance states that, organised dance and exercise classes can take place in groups of more than 6, where a risk assessment has been carried out, but you should limit your social interaction with other participants. Please read the relevant indoor sport facilities guidance. We advise you to review and tighten your Covid-19 measures.

Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull

Local restrictions do not affect dance studios/schools as long as Covid-19 secure measures are in place. Full information.

Blackburn with Darwen, Oldham, Pendle

Dance Studios/schools can now re-open with Covid-19 secure measures are in place. Full information.

Bolton

Local restrictions do not affect dance studios/schools as long as Covid-19 secure measures are in place. Full information.

Leicester

Dance Studios/schools can now re-open with Covid-19 secure measures are in place. Full information.

Read more on North of England restrictions

The rest of England should follow the guidance on staying alert and social distancing.

Advice in the rest of the UK

Northern Ireland

Following an increase in cases local restrictions have been put in place in the following affected areas.

Specific advice relating to dance studios/schools can be found here where ‘limits of 6 apply to exercise and dance classes with appropriate physical distancing’.

Scotland

Following an increase in cases across West Scotland and other areas local advice and measures have been put in place in the affected areas.

The Scottish government announced on Monday 31 August that dance could re-open and that people over the age of 12 could take part in non-contact activity, while young children could take part in all activity. If you are in an area affected by a local lockdown, your local government advice will supersede this.

If you live in an area that is not affected by additional local restrictions you should continue to follow the general staying safe guidance.

Wales

Following  a rise in cases local restrictions have been put in place in these affected areas

If you live in an area unaffected you should continue to follow this guidance