HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
As always the safety of our students and their families remains our top priority along with ensuring our students have as much fun as possible in the workshops. In order to ensure the safety and happiness of our students, staff and our community, rules will have to be followed and full commitment and action of all participants will be required.
Please read carefully the Health and Safety Protocols laid out below.
Social distancing will be promoted but cannot be guaranteed. We will have distance markers in place for circle and warm up games as well as adequate spacing between chairs during other activities.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We ask parents and guardians to follow social distancing protocols when picking up and dropping off their children.
Parents and guardians will not be permitted to enter the premises, if for any reason a parent must enter the premises they will be required to wear a mask.
Every child will have their temperature taken on arrival. We will use a non-contact thermometer. Staff will also have their temperatures checked at the start of the workshops.
CLEANING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE
Staff will ensure that frequently used surface areas and objects (such as door handles) will be cleaned at the start and end of every workshop.
HAND WASHING AND HAND SANITISING EXPECTATIONS
Students are required to wash their hands:
• upon arrival and before departure
• before and after using the toilet
• after coughing, sneezing or wiping the nose
• before touching the face (eyes, nose, and mouth)
Good personal hygiene will be encouraged and reinforced regularly. Hand-washing facilities and an alcohol-based hand gel will be accessible at all times.
RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE AND EXPECTATIONS
Students are required to:
• cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze, through the use of tissues or the crook
of their elbow.
use single-use tissues
immediately discard used tissues in the trash can
avoid touching their mouth or eyes
USE OF MASKS
Masks must be worn:
• During drop off and pick up
• For the duration on the workshops - students will only be permitted to remove their face masks when safe distance can be guaranteed
(for scene sharing/filming etc where all other students and teachers can maintain distancing).
ILLNESS AND FEVER GUIDELINES
Students who show any sign of illness must not come to the workshops.
Please do not send your child to the workshops:
• If your child exhibits symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever or cough or difficulty breathing
or sudden loss of smell or taste, muscle aches, sore throat, headache chills, diarrhoea, and vomiting or other symptoms according to the government website). Your child must be symptom free for 48 hours before coming to the workshops.
If your child has been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official.
If any member of the household has symptoms of Covid-19 (fever or cough or difficulty breathing or sudden loss of smell or taste, muscle aches, sore throat, headache chills, diarrhoea, and vomit or other symptoms according to the government website), or has been placed in isolation due to Covid-19 (case or contact).
If your child or any member of the household is being tested for COVID-19
If your child has a temperature of 37.5oC or higher until at least 48 hours after they no longer
have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
ILLNESS AT THE WORKSHOPS
If your child exhibits symptoms associated with COVID-19 during the workshops, that is fever along with cough or difficulty breathing or sudden loss of smell or taste or muscle aches, sore throat, headache, chills, diarrhoea and vomit or other symptoms according to the government website:
They shall be isolated in a room provided for this purpose and wear a procedure mask.
A member of staff will care for the child until the parents come to get the child.
Parents are expected to be present within 60 minutes once they’ve been contacted by us.
In the event a parent is unable to collect their child, we will contact the emergency contact we
have on file.
WORKSHOP HYGIENE PROCEDURES
• Student’s personal items and toys must stay at home.
• Students are not permitted to bring any food to the workshops.
• Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to each class.
• Teachers will disinfect workspaces (i. tables, chairs, door handles) and any other classroom surface areas, door handles, and materials used by children (as needed).