We are committed to serving our community safely, and therefore continue to practice CDC recommended COVID19 procedures for all youth programs. Our VIHA approved safety plan includes increased deep cleaning and sanitation, small class sizes well below our room-capacity limits, frequent handwashing, floor markings for social distancing, pre-class health checks, masks in common areas (exemptions apply), and students must to stay home and join us via Zoom when sick. We have non-porous, antibacterial floors which we diligently care for and clean regularly. Our dedicated, high-quality air system replaces all of the air in our space every hour. All teachers are well supported by our faculty substitutes to stay home when unwell, and we continue to offer classes via zoom for any student who prefers to dance from home. Please review our detailed safety plan below.
Warmland Dance COVID19 Safety Plan
Our primary focus is to ensure the safety and comfort of faculty and students attending our programs. Additional health and safety precautions have been put in place to minimize the risk at our facility. In order to provide the highest level of care and safety, Warmland Dance will follow guidelines set out by WorkSafeBC, Public Health, and the BC CDC. We ask that you thoroughly read and adhere to these guidelines to assist us in minimizing risk.
Parents will be expected to screen their child and immediate family within the household prior to attending.
Is/has your child or anyone in your family:
1. Showing signs or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
2. Experiencing a fever with a temperature of 38C or higher, or taken any fever reducing medications in the last 12 hours?
3. Experiencing any flu-like symptoms including diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
4. Travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
5. Been in contact with anyone that has displayed symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Entry will be denied to any person, including the child, if any member of the household is experiencing any of the above. If a staff member or child displays any symptoms of illness while in the program, they will be expected to leave immediately.
Entering and Exiting the Facility
You are required to wear a mask (exemptions apply) when you are entering and exiting the facility, using the washroom, and accessing common areas within the facility.
Only arrive up to 15 minutes early for your session and wait outside on distanced dots.
Entry will be two at a time through the front doors into the lobby when the previous class has exited and the teacher invites the students in.
Please arrive fully dressed and prepared for dance excluding shoes.
One parent or guardian will be permitted to enter with very young registered children to assist them with changing shoes. Due to strict facility capacities, no other family members are able to enter the facility.
The teacher will dismiss students two at a time to the lobby. Please exit via the front doors.
Please minimize the amount of “stuff” students bring to the studio, bringing only what is absolutely necessary.
Students may wear their coat over dancewear and outdoor shoes, and may carry in dance shoes and a water bottle.
Coats and shoes will remain in the designated cubbies which will be sanitized after each use.
Water bottles and dance shoes may come in to the studio space with the student.
Water bottles will be placed on distanced marks on the studio floor.
One parent or guardian is permitted to accompany very young children and must wear a mask, socially distance, and may be called upon to provide assistance for their child (ex. help with bathroom).
Parents and siblings must remain in vehicles, and may not wait in the lobby area.
There are no other visitors allowed at this time.
Masks must be worn, where applicable, when you are entering and exiting the facility, using the washroom, and accessing common areas within the facility.
Hygiene and Hand Washing
Faculty, children and families are required to follow appropriate hand hygiene protocols. Hand washing will occur:
• Upon arrival and before departure
• Before and after eating and drinking
• After using the toilet
• After sneezing, coughing or wiping away secretions
• Whenever their hands are visibly dirty
Physical Distancing in a Dance Program Setting
Understandably, physical distancing is challenging in a young children’s program setting. The focus in young children’s program settings is to minimize physical contact. Faculty will use creative ideas and maintain small groups for activities in order to encourage physical distancing, but strict distancing will not be enforced.
Agreement to these Guidelines
After you have reviewed these guidelines, please sign and return the COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Permission Form. Please be aware that the health and safety of faculty and children is our priority. All classes will continue on Zoom for families who choose to remain home, children who are unable to follow these guidelines, when a child is sick, or if you are required to self-isolate.
Thank you for helping us remain in business! We love dancing and playing with you all.
For more guidance related to COVID19 procedures: