In-person classes starting w/ 19/4/21

From the week beginning the 19/4/21, we will be opening the centre for in-person classes  (limited numbers to help maintain and promote COVID-19 safety procedures) for a GP Class on a Tuesday evening, FP class on a Thursday evening and PFWP on a Sunday morning. 


Pre-booking is required for all three in-person classes so that we can provide classes to a safer number of people and in accordance with social distancing guidance. Pre-booking is required for people with a centre card or without. For those people without a centre card, you will be able to book via PayPal for classes. However, PFWP will still be a free class so no payment is required. 


It is important however to re-iterate that we ask everyone to register for classes online via our website as we can only admit entrance to the centre to those who have booked a place. Some information will be required to register for classes so that track and trace information can be provided should this be needed.  Kailash Buddhist Centre doors will open 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of each class. Upon arrival, each person will have their temperature checked via a digital non-contact thermometer. Each attendee will be guided into the meditation room by our assistants. We ask that people bring their own masks and the wearing of masks is encouraged at all times unless exemption is identified, in which case we would ask that each individual exempt from wearing a mask indicate this on the online class registration form. We would also ask that people use hand sanitiser and keep a 2-metre distance from others at all times. Shoe coverings will be provided for use. With reference to current government COVID-19 guidelines, it also states that ‘current social contact restrictions remain in place and therefore, when attending a place of worship visitors must not mingle with anyone outside of their household or support bubble’. We would ask therefore that people do not ‘mingle’ inside the centre and ’the rule of six’ applies within the centre grounds. 


Our classes will also continue to be streamed online so as to avoid any disappointment, apart from PFWP which will be an in-person class only.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are a work in progress but we are delighted in taking these small steps to what we hope will lead to a wider scope of attendances at the centre in the future and at the appropriate time. We are so looking forward to seeing you all in person once more. 


Summary points:

  • On line registration (pre-booking)  is required to attend all classes 
  • Information may be used for track and trace purposes 
  • Doors open 15 minutes before the start of each class 
  • Please bring your own mask and wear at all times, unless exempt in which case please notify us via the online registration form 
  • Upon arrival, temperatures will be checked via a digital non-contact thermometer
  • We also ask that people use hand sanitiser and keep a 2-metre distance at all times. 
  • Shoe coverings will be provided for use 
  • Please no ‘mingling’ as per government guidance 
  • Classes will continue to be available online 
  • Currently and unfortunately we will not be able to offer refreshments at this time