That is indeed exactly what the guy who runs our dance school just said.shpalman wrote: ↑Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:54 am... shutting contact sports back down, so that would at least knacker the dance lessons. Unless the same dancers who said DAnCiNg iS a ConTact sPOrt WE ARE allowEd To dO it will now switch to dANCiNG iSn't REallY a cOntACT sport We ShOUld bE AllowED to KEEp DoinG It.
Of course the ministerial decrees and regional ordinances don't list every single sport; the last one just said something like "you can do sport, including contact sport, just follow the guidelines from your governing body" and the dance governing body (which barely acknowledges that anyone would want to dance socially and not just for competitions) just said "give non-competitive couples 10 square metres each" on top of all the other usual rules for physical activity and stuff. And for sure no dance school is actually giving couples 10 square metres. (Individual physical activity requires 2 metre spacing between the participants, some dance schools have marked out 2-metre-by-2-metre squares, which they then ignore. It was hard enough explaining the difference between metres and square metres to the guy who runs our dance school, and I could barely mark out 8 squares of 8 square metres each in the place where I give lessons while he kept insisting we'd be able to get 10 couples in and the dance teachers didn't count as needing space.)
So the next decree, due tomorrow, won't have anything specific in it about dance schools either; I'm sure what we'll get is lots of people saying "it's not clear" when it's fairly obvious that it's not allowed but they're trying to find a way in which they can do it anyway.
Like I said somewhere else, covid isn't spontaneously generated by a critical mass of people. What I haven't heard about, is any cases of someone in my work or social circle who turned out to have the virus but didn't pass it on to anyone because of successful social distancing and/or self-isolation on presentation of symptoms. This leads me to suggest that if someone in my work or social circle were to have the virus then very soon we'd all have it, so the only reason we haven't had outbreaks is that there just hasn't been anyone bringing the virus in, not that the measures we are implementing are working.