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COVID-19

How are we making our event Corona proof?

A (post-)pandemic world requires a lot of adaptations on hygienic measures, official rules and our own ethics to go by.

 

We’re so delighted to be able to organize a ‘In real life’-event again, but these will require (non-stop) adaptations of the festival set-up, and compliance by our visitors, professional crew and team. Please read this information carefully, so you know how we will organize and what you’ll have to agree on in order to participate in Boulevard Blues. 

 

Obviously, the goal of setting the boundaries and conditions for the festival will create opportunities, freedom and a system to not only protect yourself, but also others in society.  

To participate at the event:

Participants are able to present one of the following documents:

  1. Vaccination certificate or passport (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination): proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Only valid 14 days after fully finished vaccination schedule.

    You can use your CovidSafe app if you have it.
     

  2. A negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test center and result (self-tests are not valid) executed max 72hrs before arrival at the festival site.
     

  3. A certificate stating recovery from COVID-19 (max 180 days). 
     

  • Depending on the regulations at the time of the festival, we might organize an extra rapid antigen test (mandatory for all participants and crew) guided by a certified healthcare worker.

    This extra cost of €10 will be paid at the start of the festival.

    This will ONLY happen like this if the government or the city of Hasselt asks us to do so. And at this point it doesn’t look like this will be necessary.
     

  • We believe that the majority of dancers are up to date and conscious about the risk of their own and other people’s health. We’ll ask everyone to avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside of the event, creating an ‘event bubble’. 
     

  • Participants from abroad can find useful information about travel possibilities and restrictions here.
     

  • Participants are comprehensive of changes due to Force Majeure or changing regulations. 
     

  • Participants consent to our code of conduct and terms and conditions (registration – practical – Covid)

Dancing at Boulevard Blues
Dancing at Boulevard Blues
  • At his moment social dancing at evening parties and switching partners during classes will be possible. Sanitizing hands between dances is recommended.
     

  • For those who do not feel comfortable social dancing with others, we will -of course- respect your boundaries and you can absolutely limit your dancing to a fixed partner/solo or your own smaller social circle, if wished at a designated zone. Please let us know before the start of the festival.
     

  • The way the event will be organized will be based on the rules by the Flemish Government and the local city rules, applied from October 1st 2021. 
     

  • Disclaimer: the regulations might get looser by 01.10.2021, which may affect safety requirements of the event. If current measures change, we will follow them. A final update will be available on 25.10.2021.

General rules + how do we make this safe for you

We request that you follow the general hygiene measures:
 

  • Stay home if you have a sickness or cold.
     

  • Wash or sanitize your hands regularly, especially before and after class and in between dances. Hand sanitizer will be at all the entrances of the classrooms.
     

  • Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow or into a paper towel. Dispose of the papers immediately in a trash can.
     

  • Wear a mouth mask when moving around in the room (when arriving, going to the dance area, going to the toilet,…)
     

  • You can take off your mask while dancing
     

  • Bring your own water bottle (towel and fan) for classes. Water bottles are not allowed during the evening activities/parties.
     

  • Avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily (door handles, table, chair,…).
     

  • Always follow the instructions of the organization.
     

  • Inform us if you test COVID positive.
     

  • All the classrooms, tables and chairs will be properly disinfected at the end of every day
     

  • All rooms can be ventilated by doors to the outside or windows.
     

  • All classrooms are very spacious (180 m2, 200 m2 and 250m2). We are renting the whole building for this event, so we can create an “event bubble” like that.
     

  • There is a big parking lot in front of the venue, so you can come by car.
     

  • Bring your own lunch and snacks for the duration of the classes. (For now) No food will be served at the event location. In the proximity of the venue, you can find a supermarket (1,5km) if you would need to buy something.

We’ll do our best to provide as much safety and peace of mind to everyone involved. Last but not least, we’ll make sure that you will be reminded of the spontaneous thrill and joy of dancing to live music. 

Covid cancelation policy

We understand that legal situations and covid-measures might change at any given moment.

  • If a participant is not allowed to travel due to government restrictions, we will offer a refund or pass transfer according to our refund policy.
     

  • In case we have to cancel the event ourselves due to force majeure we will refund passes or do a pass transfer. We will not be able to refund any other costs such as housing, transport and other expenses related to your planned visit to Boulevard Blues.

Special thanks to Louis Lou for letting us base all of the above on their event text.