COVID-19 Prevention Measures
Prevention measures in place at The Edge School of Performing Arts to stop the spread of COVID-19
The Edge School of Performing Arts has purchased and will be using Victory Innovations Electrostatic Sprayer and hospital grade disinfectant that is VOC Free, Fragrance Free, Hypo Allergenic, Non-Irritating to Skin. The safety of our dancers, families and staff are most important. See how it works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7xpYYTq2Y
Closure of viewing area in waiting room
To reduce traffic in and out of the building and overall head count inside the facility. Parents are not able to view class through the viewing window in the waiting room at this time.
Smaller Class Size
The number of dancers permitted into the studio at one time will be based on the capacity limits mandated by the Government of Ontario. These limits are calculated based on maintaining the required physical distancing for member safety.
Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures in place between class.
Dancers must use hand sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and water before entering the studio room. You may use your sanitizer but it must be visible to a staff member.
As young children may struggle to keep distance between them, the studio floors will be marked accordingly to ensure dancers stay in their space.
Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products are used for the entire facility before / after operating hours.
Arrival Time / Screening / Pick Up
Dancers are to be dropped off at the back door where a staff member will greet them and each dancer will be screened for any symptoms. Parents monitor their child's temperature at home before each class.
Dancers will enter the studio one at a time.
Please arrive on time, ideally 10 minutes before your lesson. Parents are asked not to enter the building. For the younger dancer (age 7 and under) one parent can accompany the dancer for a short period of time.
Students will wash their hands/sanitize before leaving the studio room and exit one at a time through the front entrance facing the parking lot where parents can pick up their dancer.
Between each class a staff member disinfects and sanitizes the studio floors, high tough surfaces, washrooms and waiting room.
Professional deep cleaning and sanitize products used for the entire facility before / after operating hours and between classes.
Outdoor shoes are be taken off at the main entrance and placed on the dancers designated tray.
Personal belongings brought to camp should be minimized. Items brought to camp (e.g., backpack, water bottles, food, etc.) should be labeled and kept on the camper/dancers designated tray.
Only dance shoes and water bottle is to brought to class sessions, no dance bags. Arrive in dance attire.
Hair and Attire
Hair is to be secured back in a neat ponytail. Hair to be secured back to avoid brushing and restyling.
Dancers are to remain in the same outfit.
Hair in a bun for ballet classes.
Change Room is off limits at this time. All dancers are to arrive in dance attire.
Dancers are encouraged to practice the following:
- Wash/sanitize hands before arrival, sanitize when entering the building, before entering the studio room, in between classes, after using washroom and when exiting.
- Cough into elbows instead of hands.
- Dispose of any tissues immediately.
- No shaking hands, holding hands, hugging or touching.
- Wash/sanitize hands before exiting the studio room, exiting the building.
Campers bringing food/snack must be Peanut Free and all items labeled.
Dance Classes: No food/snack between classes. Food should be eaten at home, outside or in the car.
Face Masks & Gloves
Masks/face covering are to be worn when entering and exiting the facility. Parents that enter the facility must wear mask/face covering.
The use of face masks and gloves is optional during the dance class instruction. Dancers may have difficulty breathing while exercising and feel dizzy if they wear masks. Masks and gloves will also increase fidgeting and touching on the face, and increase sweating.
Students will enter the building one at time and stand on the markings on the floor 6 feet apart before entering the classroom. It will be up to each dance family’s discretion whether or not their dancer wear a mask and gloves during class instruction.
It will be up to the staff’s discretion whether or not they wear a mask and gloves during instruction of the class. Mask/Face Covering will be used otherwise.
There is only one class at a time taking place in our facility. A 10min break has been put in place between classes to allow for sanitizing/disinfecting of the facility and to allow flow of traffic before the next class arrives into the building.
We are closely following the guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health, SickKids and The Regional Municipality of Halton By-Law No. 47-20
Dancers that are sick are to remain at home for 10 days. If symptoms cease after 48 hours, dancers may return upon providing a doctors note stating the dancer is no longer contagious (ie. Food, sensitivity, allergies).
Dancers and staff must not enter the studio if they are feeling unwell and have the following symptoms:
- Runny nose / congestion /cold
- Sore throat
If experiencing any of the above symptoms; stay home and Self- Isolate right away and call Public Health
Prevention measures align with the safety guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Halton Bylaw for COVID -19