Covid-19 Protocols

STUDIO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Revised and Updated as at November 11, 2020

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SCREENING

  • All Staff, Teachers and Students are required to complete a wellness questionnaire before entering the studio.

  • All Staff, Teachers and Students will be checked before entering studio using our no-contact infrared thermometer. We encourage parents to check their child's temperature before leaving their homes.

  • Students are not to come to the studio if the student or anyone in their household is ill until everyone has shown no symptoms for 24 hours.

  • Students/Staff are not to enter the building if they have been in contact with someone suspected of having Covid-19.

  • Students/Staff are not to enter the building for 14 days if they travelled outside Canada or have been in contact with someone who has travelled outside Canada.

  • In addition to our 12 foot and 21 foot ceilings, the studio is equipped with a high efficiency HVAC system with HEPA filters to ensure proper ventilation. 

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Students and staff must maintain social distancing at all times.

  • Changes have been made to studio layout to position instructors at point of entry to control the flow of students and allow for temperature checks.

  • Changes to studio layout ensure instructors have a safe area of 6' around themselves.

  • Students will continue to be spread out in 6-foot squares while in the studios to maintain social distancing. Each studio has been equipped with 6 foot squares to allow for maximum distancing while in class and students are required to remain in their square.

  • Physical Distancing markers and signs will be provided inside and outside the building.

  • The green room (change room) is closed.

  • Plexi glass barriers have been installed in reception area and physical distancing is required. Occupancy is limited to 2 persons.

  • Parents with children under 7 are permitted to enter the Lobby if needed while adhering to the distance markers provided. Parents are required to leave the building while class is in session.

  • Parents with children over the age of 8 are to drop off only to help reduce traffic in and out of the building and the overall head count inside the facility. Parents are not permitted to remain in the building while class is in session

  • Class sizes have been reduced and/or split to reduce traffic. 

  • Class start and end times have been adjusted to ensure no overlap and reduce congestion.

  • Occupancy limits are posted for each room/studio.

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

  • Outside studio doors will be used for students to enter and exit (students only to enter these doors).

  • Students must wait outside until instructor opens door.

  • Only students from a specific class or “pod”, (ie minis, kids, youngstars, chorustars, juniors, seniors, masters) will be in only one studio at the same time and will not mix with other classes or pods.

  • Class times are staggered to ensure no crossover of students.

  • Please do not arrive early or pick up too late to help reduce any crossover/congestion.

  • Students will not be permitted to wait in Studio Lobby.

SANITATION & CLEANING PROTOCOLS

  • All rooms and high touch surfaces (including chairs) will be fully sanitized using our 360 Sterile Electrostatic Disinfection Sprayer (R40) between each class with NeutraLyze Hypochlorous acid HOCL 500 ppm disinfectants approved by Health Canada.

  • Washrooms will be for emergency use only. Washrooms will be sanitized between each use via our 360 Sterile Electrostatic Disinfection Sprayer S10 with NeutraLyze Hypochlorous acid HOCL 500 ppm disinfectants approved by Health Canada. Parents are to ensure your child uses the washroom at home before coming to the studio. 

HYGIENE

  • Hand Sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the facility.

  • Students and Staff will be required to sanitize their hands when entering the studio.

  • Students and Staff are required to hand wash after bathroom use.

  • Hand washing protocols are in place for all Teachers, Staff, and Students.

  • Student must wear dance shoes in the studio. Bare feet are not permitted.

 

MASKS

  • Masks/Face Shields are mandatory for all ages. 

  • While social distancing Students/Staff will be allowed to take their mask off at appropriate times to breath, drink water and cool down.

  • The safety of all our students and their various medical conditions is of high importance. If your child cannot wear a mask due to an existing medical condition please inform us, if you have not done so already.

 

IF SICK WHILE AT THE STUDIO

  • If anyone becomes sick while on the premises, they will be isolated away from all other students/staff until they can be picked up. All proper rapid response protocols will be in place.

CELL PHONE USAGE

  • Cell phone use is not permitted in the facility unless in case of an emergency.

  • Cell phones must stay in student's bags at all times.

DANCEWEAR AND SHOES

  • All students are required to wear proper footwear (black jazz shoes or ballet slippers). No bare feet or outside shoes allowed.

  • Hair must be tied back and off face.

  • Yoga/dance attire required.

 

LOST AND FOUND

·  - We ask Students to bring only what they need to class. Small bag and water bottle.

·  - Anything left at the studio will be thrown out at the end of the day.

FOOD/SNACK BREAKS

·  - No food allowed in the studio. 

·  - Snack breaks have been eliminated from class time which has reduced the time spent at the studio for some classes. Please check "class schedule" for more info​.

 

The health and safety your child, family and our staff is of the utmost importance at Showstoppers Academy. We are 100% confident in our protocols and are doing everything we can to keep your child and our staff safe while at the studio. As things evolve our protocols may be adjusted to reflect changing requirements of BC Health Ministry. It is important that we all work together to ensure everyone’s safety and good health. We thank for your ongoing support of Showstoppers Academy and your cooperation.

COSTUME RENTALS

For information regarding Costume Rentals contact Marilyn at mar.sander@shaw.ca

 

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ADDRESS

Showstoppers Academy

Unit 11 - 11720 Stewart Crescent
Maple Ridge, BC V2X9E7

Tel: 604-459-4004

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