The two key public health principles that support our approach at Alert Level 2 are first to minimise the risk that someone gets infected in the first place, and second to ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if someone in our dance school is infected.
Any children, young people and staff should stay at home if they are sick, or will be sent home immediately if they show any symptoms. If any member of their family is sick with Covid systems I recommend they stay at home also.
Washing hands before entering studio or using the hand sanitisers available. Teachers will check this is done before inviting students into class.
It is important we limit people entering the dance hall and spaces. I would encourage all parents to drop your children at the door and utilise your cars as a waiting area. Where you have young children and you don’t feel comfortable leaving them I would ask you utilise outdoor spaces as much as possible. All teachers have mobile numbers on the rolls and can call you if we need to contact you. You can use the waiting areas if you need to however I would encourage you use the 2 metres physical distance rule.
I would ask that children use the bathrooms at home before they attend class then we can limit the amount these are used.
Physical distancing is a good precaution to prevent the spread of disease. In an Alert level 2 school environment, this means children, young people, and staff maintaining a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices (coughing into your elbow, hand washing and drying) and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. Ie dance bars. We will be insuring a minimum of at least 2 metres between students at all times where possible.
We will also maintain registers so that children, young people and staff can immediately be contacted by public health services if there is a probable or confirmed case.
It is important that parents fully support this approach by doing their bit – keeping children home if they are unwell and seeking medical advice about whether a child may need to be tested; and ensuring great hygiene practices at all times.