Welcome to the New Town Club.

Our antenatal classes in New Town are currently taking place at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

Covid health & safety measures for New Town antenatal classes

Lateral flow testing:

We strongly recommend that group members carry out a lateral flow test on the day of (and prior to attending) each class.

New Town venue:

– our New Town venue is covid-secure in line with government guidelines
– chairs will have been cleaned in advance of your arrival
– windows / doors will be opened and/or air conditioning will be used to encourage ventilation


As you enter the room your instructor will:
– take your temperature
– ask you to confirm that you don’t have any symptoms of covid and that, within the last 10 days, you haven’t tested positive for covid or been asked to self-isolate
– ask you to use hand sanitiser

Social distancing and masks:

Chairs are set up so households are seated 2 meters apart from each other. There are moments within each antenatal class where we invite people to come closer together (eg, for smaller group discussions and activities) – in these we kindly ask you to keep at least 1 meter apart from other households. You are welcome to stand up and move around the room at any point within the classes and during breaks – just remember to keep to the 1 meter rule.

Masks are mandatory (unless you have an exemption) but can be removed for eating and drinking. Instructors aren’t required to wear masks


The sharing of props is reduced from our normal levels and of course there’s no need to touch props if you prefer not to. If you do, you’ll be supplied with hand sanitiser and wipes and encouraged to clean the prop before handing it on, and clean your hands afterwards.

Afternoon tea:

Our afternoon teas are currently taking place outdoors as picnics, at a location chosen by group members. (Our partner bakery, Cutter & Squidge, delivers a delicious tea to each household before the date). With the colder months approaching, we’re working on a new, covid-secure plan for the tea and will be updating our members once it’s in place