Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Summer Classes and Camps

Updated June 26, 2020

Celtic Ceilidh plans to reopen June 29 for small group classes and day camps.

The health and safety of our dancers, our faculty and our visitors is very important to us. We will follow strict guidelines set forth by Alberta Health Services and as they change, we will adapt our policies and procedures.

COVID 19 has presented all of us with challenges we have never seen before. It’s important to consider that ay of the adjustments we are making today may need further adjustment tomorrow. In order to minimize the risk of spread in this first phase, you will see details of our changes and expectations below:

At the studio:

  • We will be hosting in-studio classes and summer camps at reduced capacity.
  • All classes will be limited to 9 dancers and 1 teacher.
  • Drop-in classes are not available at this time, so ALL DANCERS MUST be registered in advance.
  • We will continue to take attendance in every class as well as document the names of all visitors to the studio.
  • You will see space markers in the hallways to ensure 2m physical distancing.
  • Dancers will be invited into the classroom one at a time and proceed to a designated spot. They will then leave the studio in the reverse order one at a time.
  • Ensure bathroom breaks are taken prior to class to limit movement once class is in progress.

At Home Symptom check:

  • A parent/guardian must complete the online COVID-19 questionnaire for their dancer 18 and under (dancers 18+ can complete their own questionnaire) prior to coming to the studio. This needs to be done each time you plan to visit the studio. Questionnaire.
  • Please check your dancer’s temperature before you leave home and If they have any signs of fever (38 degrees or higher) please keep them home. We may also take and keep records of your temperature as you enter the studio.
  • These questionnaires are time stamped when they are submitted and the time stamp must be within an hour of the start of the dancer’s registered class. Records will be kept for 14 days as requested by AHS and may be released to them upon request.
  • Access will be denied to all individuals with any signs of illness.
  • If your dancer develops any of the symptoms below that could be related to COVID-19, they should either get tested for COVID-19 or wait out the 10-day quarantine period mandated by Alberta Health before returning to the studio.
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Runny nose
    • Sore Throat

Drop Off/Pick Up

  • Registered students ONLY will be allowed to enter the building. Dancers must be dropped off outside. A Celtic Ceilidh staff member will meet your dancer at the door. Parents with dancers under the age of 7 may escort the dancer to the studio door inside.
  • Our office onsite is closed and we ask all payments be made by e-transfer or credit card. Please email us at info@celticceilidhdance.comwith any questions.
  • Class times will be staggered to minimize numbers as dancers enter and exit – dancers are encouraged to arrive no more than 5 minutes before classes and be picked up no more than 5 minutes after their classes end.
  • Outdoor belongings that are brought into the building must be limited and dancers will take all items into the studio with them.
  • Please come dressed ready for class – Our dressing rooms are closed presently, so don’t plan to change at the studio.

Cleaning and Hygiene Procedures:

  • Full premises will be fully cleaned and disinfected each day. This will include desks, worktops, countertops, benches, sinks, faucets, ballet barres, interior door handles, stereo knobs/buttons, microwave and boot racks.
  • Disinfecting of studios will occur between each cohort change with UV lights.
  • Dancers are encouraged to bring their own mats, jump ropes and weights to class if requested.
  • Employees, teachers, students and visitors will be advised to wash their hands upon entry with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at points of entry to the business and at other locations in the business where people are known to place hands. Health Canada- approved hand sanitizer with greater than 60% alcohol content will be provided
  • Posters are displayed as a reminder to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth and to teach and encourage respiratory etiquette (e.g., coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow, promptly disposing of used tissues in the trash).
  • AHS precaution and prevention posters will be clearly and visibly displayed in all appropriate areas