Restrictions in the United Kingdom

Find the latest government COVID-19 guidance for your area (last updated on 07 April 2022).

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

Dance schools are allowed to operate across the UK, however, slight differences in regulations exist across the nations. Please check the guidance below for the area you live in for more information.


Please read the latest advice from the government on Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

The government has removed domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19

  • Get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and stay at home if positive

We advise RAD teachers and students to continue to monitor the Out-of-school settings (OOSS) guidance and the Sports facilities guidance for the latest advice.

RAD Dance school has also issued new guidance for students visiting RAD headquarters.

Government Guidelines

For further clarifications and any questions regarding the above guidance, please contact your local authority.

Northern Ireland

Although coronavirus restrictions have ceased, guidance remains in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Full information on regulations in NI.


New restrictions are in place for businesses, effective from 30 December 2021.

See the Scottish government Coronavirus section for full information.


From 28 March face coverings are legally required only in health and care settings. Workplaces and premises open to the public must continue to do coronavirus risk assessments.

  • From 18 April – if the current health situation remains stable – all remaining restrictions will be removed.
  • Wales remains at Alert Level 0.

See the Welsh Government website for full information.