Covid regulations

Last update: October 23rd, 2021

We are super excited to welcome you all back at Augsburg and to be able to host the event this year! However, due to the Covid-regulations in place by the state and local authorities, the event will likely still be impacted by regulations in December. We try to make the event as comfortable as possible, but need to reinforce the rules below. We are dedicated to make the 2021 XmaSwing Festival a safe experience for everyone. We are in continuous contact in regard these regulations and will inform you here on all Covid-regulations that apply at the event.

Please read carefully and contact us at info@hepcatclub.com if you have any questions.

Individual sign-up and rotation in class

Currently, we are unfortunately not permitted to have individual sign-ups for the Lindy Hop classes, but you can pre-register in a list on the registration page and we will let you know if we are allowed to take single sign-ups and rotate in class with everybody. Currently, rotation in class is possible on voluntary basis between fixed pairs only. We hope that the situation changes.

Evening Social Dance

There has been an update for the Covid-regulations in Bavaria as of October 12th. For XmaSwing, this update means that the evening dances are considered a club event and therefore the vaccinated-recovered-PCRtested (German "3G-Plus") regulation applies. This regulation is by the authorities of the Free State of Bavaria and is in effect since October 12th and has been reconfirmed to us by the authorities.

  • This means, that for participants at the evening dance who are neither Covid-vaccinated and nor Covid-recovered, PCR tests are mandatory for the evening dances. No other tests allowed. For participants who are fully Covid-vaccinated or Covid-recovered, nothing changes (you still need to bring your certificates/official documentation, but there are no more mask requirements or distance requirements at the evening dances and alcohol may be served).

  • Those who do not wish to attend the evening dance due to this change, can return their evening dance tickets free of charge and will receive a refund (conditions under which those tickets were booked did change).

  • If workshop tickets are returned on or after October 23rd, we will also give you a refund, but charge a handling fee of 20 Euros since the conditions under which those tickets were booked did not change.

To return your ticket(s), please write to info@hepcatclub.com with subject line "XmaSwing return tickets", your name(s) and which ticket(s) you would like to return.

Masks & Social Distance

Workshops: surgical masks must be worn at any time inside the building and dance studio, except at your dancing spot during the workshop or to drink something. Please keep a distance from others of 1,5 m at all times whenever possible. We do not accept cotton or plastic masks. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, please provide us with a current documentation signed by a certified medical practicioner on official paper at the entrance. During the workshops, while we are happy to provide you with non-alcoholic refreshments, we are not allowed to serve any alcohol. The German 3G regulation applies.

Evening social dances: Masks and social distancing are no longer required at the evening social dances, since the German 3G-Plus regulation applies (see above). We are permitted to serve you both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Hygiene / air filtration

Please use the desinfectant provided and wash your hands regularly. The air conditioning will be on full level to ensure the repeated exchange of air with air from the outside several times per hour. It might be chilly, so please bring a pullover or scarf just in case. While you may of course put that pullover/scarf on during class, we kindly ask you that you already come to the event dressed in your dancing clothes.

Vaccinated, tested or recovered (German "3G regulations" for workshops / German "3G-Plus regulation" for evening social dances) - no exceptions

To attend the workshops (German "3G" regulation), you either

  • must be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last shot) and bring your vaccination certificates

  • must provide a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation and bring your documentation

  • be Covid recovered (min. 28 days after recovery, max. 6 months after recovery) and bring your official documentation by a certified medical professional.

We reccomend and kindly ask all attendees do a a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation, since studies indicate that you can still have Covid when you are vaccinated/recovered and do now show symptoms but can infect others.

Please provide your record at the entrance. We are not permitted to allow anybody into the studio without these records.

If you cannot provide any of the "3G" (vaccinated, tested, recovered) documentations, we are not permitted to allow you into the studio, we are very sorry.

To attend the evening social dances (German "3G Plus" regulation), you either

  • must be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the last shot) and bring your vaccination certificates

  • must provide a current PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation and bring your documentation. Tipp: PCR-Party-Pool tests (e.g. https://www.etermin.net/augsburg). Non-PCR-tests are not accepted.

  • be Covid recovered (min. 28 days after recovery, max. 6 months after recovery) and bring your official documentation by a certified medical professional.

We reccomend and kindly ask all attendees do a a current antigen-test with official documentation (!!!no self-test!!!) that is max. 24 hrs old OR PCR test that is max. 48hrs old with official documentation, since studies indicate that you can still have Covid when you are vaccinated/recovered and do now show symptoms but can infect others.

Please provide your record at the entrance. We are not permitted to allow anybody into the studio without these records.

If you cannot provide any of the "3G" (vaccinated, tested, recovered) documentations, we are not permitted to allow you into the studio, we are very sorry.

No attendance if sick, covid-contact or no quarantine if from risk/variant area

You cannot attend if you are sick, were in contact with a person who has a covid-infection or come from a high risk or covid-variant area without quarantine and negative test. If in doubt or you do not feel well, please do not come to the studio.

Contact data

If your contact data has changed since you signed up, please let us know, since we must have current phone and/or e-mail contact information just in case.

Check back regularly

Since the regulations might change, please check www.xmaswing.com and your e-mails, if you have already signed up, prior to the event.

Before signing up...

Before booking, please also check our terms and conditions. By signing up for the event, you agree to check and follow any covid-restrictions in place by the state and local public authorities both at your travel origin as well as at the venue and adhere to the rules at our studio.

International attendees

Please check your regulations that apply for you leaving your country/travel origin and entering Germany with ample time before the event and book your trip/hotel accordingly, those might include quarantine rules/ additonal testing regulations and/or documentation!

Testing options at Augsburg

If you would like to do a test at Augsburg, you can find the locations here: www.augsburg.de/umwelt-soziales/gesundheit/coronavirus/diagnosestelle, Party Pool Tests can be found here

International attendees: please note that you might already need the test for entering Germany. If the test you took for entry is older than 24hrs (antigen) or 48hrs (PCR) by the start of the festival, please plan accordingly to provide a current test at the entrance (including lab-time if PCR).

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@hepcatclub.com