HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE
Please follow our health and safety guidance when taking part in our classes online from home or in-person:
- Ensure you practise the appropriate level of movement/impact for your body and how you are feeling. We ask all participants of our dance and movement classes to take a quick standard physical activity readiness questionnaire (par-q) to ensure the class is right for you.
- Prepare a safe space for the activity, making sure the floor is suitable and clear of obstructions. Take into consideration how much space you will need around you as well as the space above your head. Take care if moving any furniture and only do so if it is safe.
- Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement and suitable footwear if needed. Please bear in mind if you are moving at home on a hard floor it may be slippery in socks. If you are on carpet in shoes, avoid shoes that have a strong grip that restrict your movement.
- Have some water to hand. We'll suggest times to take a break but feel free to stop for a drink whenever you need to.
- Our classes are a safe space for all, so please don't take any photos, screenshots or videos.
- If you feel unwell or experience any pain whilst taking part, please stop.
- By participating you are taking full responsibility for your own health and safety.
When taking part in any of our classes (in-person or online/video) you agree to do so at your own risk. ART BRASIL does not accept any responsibility for any injury or accident incurred as a result of participation in the class. ART BRASIL is not liable with respect to any injury, illness or damages that may result in your participation in a class.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY READINESS QUESTIONNAIRE (PAR-Q)
Regular physical activity is very safe for most people, but some people may need to check with their doctor before increasing their current level of activity.
For adults up to the age of 69, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you significantly change your physical activity patterns. If you are over 69, please check with your doctor.
Please read the following questions carefully:
1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
4. Do you lose balance because of dizziness, or do you ever lose consciousness?
5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
6. Is your doctor currently prescribing medication for your blood pressure or heart condition?
7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
If you have answered NO to all questions it is reasonably safe for you to participate in physical activity, gradually building up from your current activity level.
If you answered YES to one or more questions, or you are over 69, you should speak to your doctor by phone or in person, to clarify that it is safe for you to take part in a new activity. Tell your doctor about the activity you'd like to do and they can advise you if it's safe and let you know if there are any particular movements or exercises you should avoid or adapt.
Keep in mind that if your health changes you should let us know so we can revisit this questionnaire.