COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety Policy 

Physical and Social Distancing

Class numbers will be limited to 19 students plus the teacher to allow for 4sqm spacing.

Students will be encouraged to arrive within 5 minutes of their class starting to reduce crossover with anyone using the space beforehand.

Students should wait outside until the space is empty of anyone using it prior to the class.

Staff have been given a set of instructions to help them maintain this spacing during different types of exercises.

Hygiene

Sanitizer and hand soap will be provided, and students asked to wash or sanitize their hands before entering the studio. Hand basins will always have hand soap and fresh paper towels.

Disinfectant wipes will be provided for teachers to wipe down stations before/after teaching a class. Wipes will also be provided to wipe ballet barres after use and a full studio clean using disinfectant is done regularly throughout the week.

All students must bring their own yoga mat or towel for stretching and disinfectant spray will be provided. No floor work will be allowed during Stage 2 restrictions, except where it can be performed on a student's own yoga mat.

Students will be advised not to attend if they are unwell or show any symptoms. Teachers will be encouraged to record videos of choreography to discourage non-compliance and will be trained to be able to refuse entry to anyone who appears unwell.

Teachers similarly must not attend if they have any symptoms. Relief will be found, or class will be cancelled.

Staff training and education

Staff have been provided with information on restrictions through a staff meeting and have been shown this policy.

Response planning

All staff must maintain a record of who attends class by filling out the MindBody roll. This is already existing practice but will be strictly enforced.

All student records are maintained through MindBody, and students are asked to ensure these are up to date.

If an exposure or suspected exposure occurs, all relevant parties will be notified, along with the venue and ACT Government. Classes will be suspended or continued online until necessary cleaning is done and Government advice is sought.