Preparing to visit RAD headquarters

Please note that due to the current lockdown in England, RAD headquarters is not currently open to visitors. The building will remain open though (in line with government guidance) for further and higher education students, and for click and collect customers for the RAD shop. See below for more information.

Before visiting the RAD

  • Please ensure you are well and it is safe for you to attend class by the latest government guidance.
  • Do not leave home and do not attend class if you or anyone you live with has coronavirus or any of the following symptoms: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
  • Do not attend class if you live in an area which is affected by a local lockdown, or have recently returned from a country which requires you to self-isolate on return.
  • Check with the NHS if you have symptoms.

You will be asked on arrival to confirm that none of the above applies to you. If it does, you will be politely asked to leave.


Parking is not available on site, unless you are a blue badge holder.

We have increased the number of bike racks available to encourage students to cycle to the building. These are available on a first come, first served basis.

On arrival at RAD headquarters

  • You must report to the main reception and sign in. You will be required to leave your details to aid us with track and trace.
  • There will also be QR codes visible in main reception for you to scan with the new NHS Track and Trace app. We encourage all visitors to use this to help control coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.
  • Face coverings are required to enter the building (aged 11 and over) unless you have a valid exemption, and must be worn in all communal areas and whilst moving around the building.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands and feet on the disinfectant mat outside the door.
  • You will be scanned and your temperature will be taken before you can enter the building. If you have a temperature over 38 degrees, you will be politely asked to leave.

Once inside

  • There is a one-way flow of movement around the building, please follow floor markings and signage to help you navigate your way around.
  • Hand sanitisers will be available throughout the building, and increased cleaning of all our facilities will be taking place on a regular basis, particularly high contact surfaces.
  • A number of areas will be roped off, in order to prevent groups of people congregating in one place.
  • The RAD shop is only open online and for click and collect. Click and collect customers are asked to ring the doorbell outside the main entrance and wait outside until a member of staff can bring their order to them. For more detailed information or to place an order, visit the RAD Enterprises website.
  • Our guidelines are continually reviewed in line with government guidance and are therefore subject to change.

Advice for Students

Below you will find detailed guidelines for all of our students currently taking part in activities at RAD. For ease, we have also included general principles, which everyone will need to follow:

  • We ask for all students to come dressed for class and ready for their activity, wearing the required dance/activity clothing underneath any additional clothing required to travel in to stay warm as changing rooms will only be accessible for essential needs and for students with disabilities or special needs.
  • Social distancing will be required in the studio. Markers on the barre and the floor will be provided and your teacher will explain where you can stand during class.
  • Vending machines are also currently not in use.
  • Student Guidelines – Dance Studies

Please be reminded that parking is not available onsite unless you are a blue badge holder and as such, you are asked not to drive into the courtyard. Limited local parking is available.

Latest Travel Advice

Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice for British nationals is against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so always check travel guidance.

Many countries and territories have introduced screening measures (temperature checks and health/travel questions) and entry restrictions at border crossings and transport hubs.

If you have recently been in a country affected by the virus, you may need to be quarantined, or you may not be allowed to enter or travel through a third country. Check the travel advice pages for all countries you are planning to visit or transit.

Trusted Sources of information

Please stay informed by visiting the Government’s website and the following websites:

Visit RAD@Home for our range of online activities and resources in response to COVID-19.