Hoop makes you strong on the inside
The UK government COVID-19 regulations keep changing, so we have to be ready for anything! We are able to run socially distanced classes as well as classes with relaxed social distancing, depending on the rules in place at the time and on your needs.
Social distancing affects aerial hoop classes a lot because normally we work in pairs (see Spotting next paragraph). We are having to be creative to find ways to run hoop classes with social distancing in place.
In class we usually work in pairs, one on the hoop, one spotting. Spotting is where a classmate provides different kinds of support for a person on the hoop. This might be reassurance, encouragement, support, guidance or very occasionally emergency rescue.
Under social distancing, spotting by classmates is not permitted, so we have had to find different ways to adjust to this. We are running Sweet Spot classes where you bring your own spotter, and Spotless classes with no spotters (and low hoops). When social distancing rules are relaxed, we will be able to run Spot On classes without social distancing in which classmates can spot each other.
Before coming to your first post-COVID hoop class, you will be asked to read and sign a waiver and health declaration stating that you are taking part at your own risk, that you are aware of potential infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how best to protect yourself and others, that you will adhere to UK government laws and guidelines regarding self-isolation for COVID-19, and that you will abide by the COVID-19 measures put in place by Outoftheblue. The declaration includes a commitment to stay away from the class if you think you yourself pose a COVID-19 risk to others. Spectators, drivers, Sweet Spotters, and any other non-hooping attendees will also be asked to sign the waiver form.