UTD - COVID-19 UPDATE (updated 22/09/2021)


UTD will offer guidance where possible during the global pandemic we currently find ourselves in, the main priority is everyone’s safety at this time and although we all wish for the dance world to be as it once was, we must remain patient and vigilant and follow the new Government guidelines and restrictions.


The information on the gov.uk website may vary for members in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and we ask that you please check the restrictions and regulations that apply to you.




Following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement of the new Autumn and Winter Plan for England published on 14th September 2021, please see below information which we hope will be of assistance to members.

Full details of the plan can be found at:

COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted in England and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Caution is still required and we ask that everyone carefully considers their Government’s advice to minimise the risk of infection.

Please regularly check the website links and check with your local public health department for advice.

Advising people on how to protect themselves and others

On 19 July, rules on social contact were replaced with advice to the public on the ways in which they could protect themselves and others. Since the risks from COVID-19 have not disappeared, the Government will continue to provide guidance on the behaviours and actions that reduce transmission and manage the risks. The guidance will be based on the latest scientific and epidemiological evidence.


We must emphasise that all guidance and information is subject to change and all dance classes and examinations when and where possible MUST be covid-secure.

A Risk Assessment, including Covid-19 Measures where applicable, is now required for ALL Examination Applications.

We would ask our members in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to check the regulations which currently apply to them.

Northern Ireland





Coronavirus in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Topic | GOV.WALES


Please continue to check the Government website for the latest information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


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