Last update 08/03/2020

Dear friends,

I know you probably feel inundated with posts related to Covid-19, but with ever changing information, it is difficult to decide what is right to do. It is unlikely that simply dancing in open embrace (as one can read on some facebook posts) will be sufficient to make all of us completely safe, so we would like to remind you of some steps to minimise the risks. So, as we continue to monitor the Covd19 situation, Los Angelitos is, for the time being, open – with some changes to take into account the risks brought by the virus. Please also refer to our Facebook group for latest information.

(1) Wash your hands when you arrive at the milonga, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, and then frequently afterwards; catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and bin it
(2) When you arrive at the milonga, share your email/phone in case we need to contact you afterwards
(3) At any time, visit NHS.UK/coronavirus or call NHS 111 if you need to speak to someone

(4) Please refrain from attending Los Angelitos if:
– you feel unwell in any way
– you have traveled in the last 2 weeks prior to milonga, to one of the zones at risk as described by the government, including (at this time): Iran, China, Korea, Hong Kong, North of Italy, and as a lesser risk, Japan, Laos, Macau, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Please check
– you have pre-existing health conditions or belong to one of the groups considered to be more likely at risk
– you have attended a tango event in the last 14 days, and you suspect some dancers might have been infected before or during the event

(5) Please bring your own cups – to avoid mistakenly taking someone else cup, we will not provide our usual cups
(6) Avoid face contact whenever possible

The people running the milonga will regularly go around to disinfect doors, handles, and wherever is touched by everyone.

Given the complexity of the situation and ever changing information, we believe it is up to every dancer to assess the risk and decide to join or not, according to their personal situation and health. We simply ask everyone to adhere to the precautions above.

More than ever we believe that we must stay together as a community. Posts indicating some people aren’t invited because of their background, ethnicity or how they look, should not happen. Tango is inclusive, beautiful, and makes us better people in a world often driven by disharmony and division.

A bailar,
Bruno, Beth, Paula and the full team at Los Angelitos