DIGITAL SPACE TRANSFORMED BY PACIFIC HERITAGE Pacific Dance New Zealand presentThe Transform Series Testament to their creativity and ability to adapt, Pacific Dance New Zealand (PDNZ) are proud to introduce a brand-new digital initiative The Transform Series, launching on Wednesday 24 June, 2020. Consisting of 10 episodes of... Keep Reading
COVID-19 Operational Framework For New Zealand Dance Business and Community Dance Facilities
This document is designed to provide a framework for managing risks associated with COVID-19 within dance business and community dance facilities in New Zealand. It contains recommendations that are evidence based, and that follow a risk-minimisation model. It also includes recommended protocols in the event that community transmission risk rises and additional controls need to be considered to keep dance facilities open. This is a working document that will continue to evolve to ensure recommendations meet the latest research related to COVID-19 protocols and safe interventions.
Edited for dance sector use by DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand) based on Framework for Exercise Facilities by Exercise Association of New Zealand.
Covid-19 Updates and Resources
DANZ is working with counterpart NZ sector bodies and other industry parties to urgently identify shareable resources of relevance to the dance sector in responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation. See links to preliminary resource information below. We will post other information and links as they become available.
We also strongly urge individuals and organisations in all parts of the sector to follow information and advice issued by the Ministry of Health covering topics including hygiene, wellbeing, public events and travel.
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