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Covid-19 Policies and Procedures 2020

Thank you for taking the time to read and familiarise yourself with our new procedures. Our studio  guidelines have been informed by the Victorian Government, Department of Health, Safework Australia and the recently released Ausdance Australia document – Return to dance: Principles and framework for restarting dance activities post-Covid-19. The health and safety of our studio community is our highest priority. We believe that movement plays a huge role in our health and wellbeing and with sensible precautions in place, adhering to government advice, we can safely return to dance and yoga classes.

In line with Government recommendations, we ask that all persons attending the studio meet the following criteria:

  • No flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
  • No overseas travel within the last 14 days or contact with anyone who has returned from overseas recently
  • No contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19, is being tested for it or has flu-like symptoms

 

EDUCATION

Our staff and leadership team are well informed about best practice to avoid transmission and have completed the Covid-19 Infection Control Training from the Dept of Health website.

 

CONTACT TRACING

We will be keeping accurate class records of who attends each class. This is no different to our normal procedures.

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • All class sizes are reduced in line with government guidelines, max 10 students per class plus instructor
  • Reduce person to person contact by staying 1. 5 meters apart
  • No physical corrections from teachers

 

AIR FLOW

To maintain adequate air flow, both the door and window will remain open at all times as well as fans on to help maintain a continuous air flow. We encourage our students to bring an extra layer, do a thorough warm up and keep moving.

 

HYGIENE AND EQUIPMENT

  • Provision of anti-bacterial handwash and paper towel – please dispose in bins provided.
  • All students/participants to hand sanitize upon arrival.
  • Students to bring own water bottles only, no use of kitchen facilities incl tea and coffee making.
  • Students to bring own mats for barre, yoga and pilates classes. Do not use studio equipment.
  • No use of shared props such as weights and resistance bands for classes.

 

CLEANING

The studio will be strictly cleaned on a regular basis, with hospital grade disinfectant used on high traffic areas. Our staff will wipe down common areas and equipment – barres, door handles, stair bannister, music equipment. This will ensure a hygienic space in between classes.

 

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES and use of FACILITES

  • Participants and parents to wait downstairs or outside until the previous class is finished before entering studio. No parents or extra people to come in and use lounge area to watch classes.
  • All persons to use hand santitizer upon entering studio
  • Students to come dressed and limit use of changerooms.
  • Please, no eating inside the studio or use of kitchen area, except to wash hands.
  • Limit person to person socialising time inside the studio – “we love you, but get in, dance and get out”

 

All students and staff agree to these policies and procedures and assist us to keep The Loft a healthy and safe working environment.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our studio director Lyndel Quick on 0419 619 996

www.theloftstudiospace.com.au

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