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16.07.21 COVID 19 Pandemic Update Statement

Statement 16th July 2021

IMPORTANT STATEMENT REGARDING UK GOVERNMENT DECISION TO MOVE TO STAGE 4 OF THE ROADMAP FOR THE EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR ENGLAND ON THE 19th JULY 2021

HOTA has carefully reflected on the currently published advice and guidance relating to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in law from Monday 19th July 2021.

We have reached the decision that due to current case numbers and the ongoing need for self-isolation if in contact with a confirmed case, it is in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of all of our Delegates, Visitors and Staff, as well as our local communities, if there is NO change to HOTA's current Covid-19 Secure measures that have protected people so well during the pandemic to date.

This means that daily temperature screening and declarations, as well as the wearing of face coverings when moving around within HOTA buildings and on certain practical sessions, will remain mandatory.  Social distancing will remain and class sizes will stay reduced to facilitate this. We will keep the situation under review regularly.

Acceptance of HOTA's Covid-19 Secure measures forms part of our terms and conditions for entry onto our training programmes and premises.