COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

updated: September 2020

Complete our COVID-19 screening HERE

 

 

The health and safety of our dancers, our faculty and our visitors is very important to us. During this phase of reopening (and all phases after) we will follow strict guidelines set forth by Alberta Health Services. As guidelines change, we will adapt our policies and procedures.

Measures that will be taken to minimize the risk of spread in this phase of opening are detailed below:

Class Structure/Capacity/Masking:

  • Class numbers are limited to ensure adequate physical distancing at all times

  • All dancers MUST be registered. No drop-ins will be allowed. Attendance will be taken each class. 

  • Space markers have been placed in our common areas and studios to ensure 2m physical distancing spacing requirements are adhered to at all times.

  • Masks are mandatory in all common areas. Masks may be worn continue to be worn in the classroom if the dancer is more comfortable, if not, they may be removed while dancing (physical distancing will be maintained at all times in the classroom).

 

Before Leaving Home:

  • Please check your dancer’s temperature prior to coming to the studio. If they have any signs of fever (38 degrees or higher) please keep them home.

  • A parent/guardian must complete the online COVID-19 questionnaire for their dancer 18 and under (dancers 18+ can complete their own questionnaire) prior to coming to the studio. This needs to be done each time you plan to visit the studio. It can be found HERE.

 

Questionnaires are time stamped when they are submitted and time stamp must be within 1 hour of the start of the dancer’s registered class. Questionnaires will be held for 2 weeks (in case further investigation is required by AHS) and then deleted.

 

 

Signs of Illness:

  • No one with any signs of illness will be permitted inside the studio

  • If your dancer develops any of the symptoms below in or outside of the studio that could be related to COVID-19 they should either get tested for COVID-19 or wait out the mandatory 14-day quarantine period mandated by Alberta Health before returning to the studio. Symptoms include:

    • Fever

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

    • Runny nose

    • Sore Throat

 

Drop Off/Pick Up

  • Only registered students will be allowed to enter the building. Our waiting room will remain closed (exceptions will be made for 1 parent/guardian per preschool student).

  • Dancers must be dropped off and picked up outside and payments must be made online either through the system or by e-transfer to dance@edmontondancefactory.com.

  • Class times will be staggered to minimize numbers as dancers enter and exit – dancers are encouraged to arrive no more than 5 minutes before classes and be picked up no more than 5 minutes after their classes end.

  • Outdoor belongings to be brought into the building must be limited and dancers will bring all items into the studio with them.

  • Please come dressed ready for class - do not plan to change at the studio whenever possible.

  • Drop off exceptions are in place for dancers 6 years of age and younger, you will receive an email at time of registration with more details. 

  • Check out these videos of our new drop off/pick up procedures:

 

Additional Cleaning and Hygiene Procedures:

  • Full premises will be fully and professionally cleaned each evening

  • Disinfecting of high touch surfaces will occur between each cohort change. This includes: desks, worktops, countertops, ledges, lobby benches, sinks, faucets, toilets, handrails, ballet barres, interior door handles, exterior door handles, stereo knobs/buttons/surrounding areas.

  • Teaching aids (mats, props, yoga blocks etc.) will not be used to reduce the number of surfaces that are touched

  • Employees, contractors, students and visitors will be advised to wash their hands upon entry and as often as needed, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use approved hand sanitizer.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at points of entry to the business and at other locations in the business where people are known to place hands. Health Canada- approved hand sanitizer with greater than 60% alcohol content will be provided

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; posters displayed in visible areas.

  • Encourage respiratory etiquette (e.g., coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow, promptly disposing of used tissues in the trash) is followed; posters displayed in visible areas.

  • AHS precaution and prevention posters will be clearly and visibly displayed in all appropriate area

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