Coronavirus Procedure - The Stage Musical Theatre Academy

Coronavirus Procedure

As a valued member of The Stage community your safety has always been, and remains our number one priority. Below you will read our preventative & precautionary measures and cleaning routine.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 virus we have been monitoring the public health and travel advisories closely. We will continue to do so, and will adjust our business operations when necessary to comply with governmental safety regulations.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

All students and parents who have indications that they may be sick are asked to stay home.
All students and parents who have travelled to known infected areas are asked to stay home.
All staff and volunteers who have indications that they may be sick or who have travelled to known infected areas are asked to stay home.

As per our Stage policy all students and staff that have experienced vomiting, diarrhea or fever in the in the previous 24-48 hours are not permitted to attend classes.

All students are asked wash their hands prior to the start of their class.

All students are reminded to avoid touching their faces.

Day camp students have scheduled, non-negotiable hand washing times with their class numerous times throughout the day. This includes but is not limited to before starting class, after using the bathroom, before eating, after outdoor play and after coughing or sneezing directly into their hand.

Activities involving are hand holding or close contact are limited. They are omitted entirely if a confirmed case of flu occurs in the class.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING DURING SPRING BREAK PLEASE CONSULT THE BC OR CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITES FOR HOW TO SAFELY REENTER YOUR SOCIAL GROUPS AND SCHOOL CLASSROOMS AND ABIDE BY THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

Students or staff who first exhibit symptoms of the flu while at The Stage will be asked to leave immediately. This can include but is not limited to vomiting, diarrhea, uncontrollable coughing, fever, severe stomach pains, severe tiredness or soreness that cannot be otherwise explained.

Any student who reports not feeling well will have a temperature taken using a forehead thermometer. If no fever is present the child will be monitored further. Please know that students often complain of a variety of ailments for a variety of reasons. We will acknowledge every complaint but will only report complaints that have a reasonable degree of evidence to warrant parent pick up.

Example: A student complains of feeling hot after a vigorous dance workout. Student will be invited to cool down and we will await further complaint and/or check in with student. If further complaint occurs we will test with thermometer.

If a fever is present the student must be picked up immediately by a parent. If the parent is unreachable we will contact the emergency contact on the student’s file. Student will be removed from the group until pick up to reduce further exposure to others.

CLEANING PROTOCOL

Per Class

  • All instruments are thoroughly disinfected
  • Ballet barres are wiped and disinfected
  • Soiled scarves and blankets are taken to laundry and replaced with clean ones
  • All floors are swept with disinfecting broom.

Per Day

  • All contact surfaces are disinfected with a pure alcohol spray and are left to air dry
    this includes but is not limited to door handles, washroom keys, mirror surfaces and window ledges.

Per Week

  • Soiled blankets and scarves are laundered before returning to class circulation

Bi-Monthly

  • All instruments are given heavy disinfectant and allowed 48-72 hours to dry.