Showing your NHS COVID Pass is required for admission.

This is consistent with Government recommendations, and is one of our mitigation measures helping to reduce the risk to our customers and crew.

Sorry but we are unable to make any exceptions. The wellbeing of our customers and crew is our priority, so please remember why we're doing this and do not turn up if you don't have a pass.

Taken from the NHS website, you need one of the following:

What you need to get a pass When you can get a pass
2 doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine 2 weeks after your 2nd dose (Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer), or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Janssen)
Negative PCR test or rapid lateral flow test within the past 48 hours As soon as you get your result

If you did a rapid lateral flow test at home, report your rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK first
Positive PCR test within the past 6 months After you've finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test

  1. By downloading and registering for the NHS App on your smartphone
  2. Via the NHS website to generate a PDF document to show on your smartphone or to print off

Please note: your NHS COVID Pass can be found on the NHS App - not the NHS Covid-19 App!

Here's a video showing how to do it:

We recommend that you prepare for this now, or in good time, long before you arrive. Please have your pass ready to be viewed on arrival - thank you.

Please do NOT attend if you:
  • are feeling unwell
  • have symptoms, such as a high temperature, continuous cough, or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste;
  • should be self-isolating;
  • know that you have come into contact with someone who has, or may have, COVID-19.

Remember that we reserve the right to refuse admission or ask you to leave.

Keep your hands clean

We all need to do our bit. Please wash your hands after each trip to the loo (obviously!), and regularly use the provided hand sanitisers throughout the session.

Do I need to wear a mask?

It's no longer mandatory, so you don't have to, but you may if you wish. We recommend masks on arrival or trips to the loo etc but do not expect this. Dancing is a form of physical exercise so be aware that mask-wearing may affect your breathing.

Can I stay with my fixed partner or group of friends?

Yes, if you wish, until the pandemic is over. Others may choose to follow our usual format of rotating partners.

Do I need to become a member?

Yes. Please allow time at the beginning to get signed up.

Do I need to book?

Our Dorchester venue is not large so we are limiting numbers and encouraging booking to ensure admission: We will keep numbers to a sensible level in our Yeovil and Axminster venues but are not taking bookings at this time, instead recommending early arrival.

Will there be hand sanitiser?

Yes. You may also wish to bring your own. We strongly recommend frequent hand sanitising or washing throughout the session.

Updated: 19 July 2021

We are so excited to be able return to the dance floor after such a long time. We will do what we can ensure our events are as safe and accessible as they can be for our customers and crew. However, there is now an unavoidable element of risk when it comes to attending a dance night, much like other social engagements where humans are in close proximity, like a pub, nightclub or restaurant. We will continue to follow Government guidance to help minimise this risk. The wellbeing of our customers and crew is at the forefront of all our decisions.

The choice is yours. Step 4 of the roadmap includes enabling the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws. Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available.

As individuals we all have different personal circumstances and therefore different views about returning to normal. Some of us will want to return immediately, while some may wish to wait a bit longer. Some will be raring to go, others will be more anxious. Some will prefer to dance only with friends, some will want to rotate partners. Some may wish to wear masks (this is a personal choice and no longer mandatory), others may not since dance is a physical exercise. Please be understanding of other peoples choices. Please be polite.