I run partner dancing classes (such as salsa). We are based in Wellington. The classes and socials run from 1hr to 4 hours and people are bodily touching with their faces close (15cm). They would often dance with the same person for more than 15 mins in a session even if not continuously and swap partners after 1-4 dances. While I can get people to sign in for contact tracing, they come from a range of communities across the region and only get together for dancing events, so are not a natural community or bubble. We have been using hand sanitizer and we could wear masks, but I feel that in level 2 partner dancing should probably not go ahead. I have asked a medical specialist and she says no, but many others in the community want to go ahead. I know dance schools canoperate but get the feeling that’s only if people can remain 1m apart from each other. I’d really like some official guidance.
Question submitted 17/08/20 @ 04:11pm