Restrictions in the United Kingdom

Find the latest government COVID-19 guidance for your area (last updated on 6 September 2021).

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.


On Monday 19 July, England moved to the final stage (Step 4) of the roadmap for cautiously easing lockdown restrictions in England. 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 guidance.

Government Guidelines

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

Northern Ireland

Although many coronavirus restrictions have eased, regulations and guidance remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Full information on regulations in NI.


Scotland has moved out of the COVID-19 levels system and is now beyond Level 0. Everyone should continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

See the Scottish government Coronavirus section for full information.


Wales moved to Alert Level 0 on 7 August.

  • All premises can open.
  • No legal limits on the number of people who can meet indoors
  • Face coverings remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises.

See the Welsh Government website for full information.