Protocols are in alignment with the recommendations by the BC Post Secondary Covid 19 Go-Forward Guidelines. All families, pianists, staff and faculty are provided with information regarding self-assessment, how to use the BC Covid-19 Self Assessment Tool and/or call 8-1-1 for further advice, and are required to sign a self-monitoring acknowledgement form prior to their first entry to the Academy.
Facilities have the following signage:
-Proper handwashing technique in all washrooms
-Signage describing symptoms and reminders to self-assess prior to entering the facility
-Occupancy limits of all studios, offices, and shared spaces
-Locker rooms and other spaces where students might gather are temporarily closed
-Markers in studio and all common areas specifying 2 metres apart to facilitate proper physical distancing
Further Prevention measures:
-Hand sanitizers in all studios and offices
-Hand sanitization stations at entry and exit
-Requirement for all students, faculty, staff and pianists to wear non-medical face masks in all common areas
-No drop-in visitors allowed and outsiders permitted entry into the facility by appointment only
-Frequently touched surfaces in the facility (washroom fixtures, door knobs, counters) are cleaned every 3 hours
-Frequently touched studio surfaces (barres, stereos, cubbies) are cleaned in between every class with hydrogen peroxide or other disinfecting cleaning agents
-All those entering the facility are temperature screened and must sanitize hands upon entry and exit of the building.
-Anyone exhibiting signs of illness is required to stay home for a minimum of 2 days and to call 8-1-1 to seek further guidance and obtain a test if deemed necessary. If a Covid-19 test is taken the individual must remain in isolation until results are returned. Any classes missed during quarantine are counted as missed, and Goh Ballet will consider, on a case-by-case basis, alternative options for learning if the student’s personal situation requires an isolation period of more than 2 weeks.
-Students are kept within their cohorts and do not mix. Classes are scheduled in a staggered manner so that no two cohorts are entering or exiting at the same time. Drop-off and pick-up times must be strictly observed, students are not allowed to linger in the building after their scheduled pick-up time.
-Queuing for class is outside of the building, there is no queuing inside the facility.
Additionally, Goh Ballet’s Covid-19 Safety Plan is posted in the main administrative office for review at any time.