(Regional only) From Wednesday, can dance studios now have students 18 years & over for indoor classes of 10 plus instructors?

Yes, space quotient permitting. The Restricted Activity Directions for Regional Victoria (No 11), effective from 27 October – 8 November, state that:

  • the number of members of the public per facility is subject to the density quotient of 8m2 per adult, or a maximum of 20 max, whichever is lesser. This is not inclusive of staff required to teach and manage the premise (i.e. teachers, COVID Marshall).
  • the number of members of the public in each group, class or session at any time is subject to the density quotient of 8m2 per adult or a maximum of 10 max, whichever is lesser. This is not inclusive of staff required to teach and manage the premise (i.e. teachers, COVID Marshall).
  • Controls such as the wearing of face masks, limits on shared equipment, time between groups and requirement for a COVID Safe marshal on site, must be maintained.

Reference:

Restricted Activity Directions (for Non-Melbourne) (No 11)
(effective from 27 October – 8 November), page 4