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COVID-19

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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Signage


Signs will be displayed in all rehearsal spaces. Hand washing instructions and reminders will be posted in the bathroom.




Washrooms


Students will use the washroom connected to the rehearsal space. This will be sanitized and cleaned between Cast 3/4 and Cast 1/2. Students will use wipes to clean off any high touch surfaces (ie. door and sink handle, toilet flush handle etc...) after use.




Cleaning


All high touch surfaces will be cleaned before and after each cast rehearsal. This includes but is not limited to door handles, light switches, props, set pieces, chairs and pencils. Bathrooms will be sanitized between rehearsals.




Entering Rehearsals


Students will arrive to rehearsal donning a mask and will enter through the 'regular' lobby door. They will be met at the door by a DYT staff or instructor. Students will complete the COVID daily symptom checklist (or preferrably hand in an completed checklist), receive a dollop of hand sanitizer and proceed to designated drop-off zones (students' will be able to bring in minimal personal items and designated a spot in either the front hallway at the entrance or the hallway near the bathroom in order to maintain a respectable distance). Students will proceed to a chair in the main rehearsal hall and await the beginning of rehearsal.




Hand Sanitizer


Hand sanitizer will be a regular part of students' entrance and exit routines. Hand sanitizer will be available in all rehearsal spaces and will be used before and after any instances where students are making physical contact or touching props and sets.




Health Screening


All students and instructors must fill out a Covid Daily Symptom Checklist prior to arrival. If a student or instructor or anyone in their household has any Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite) the instructor/student must stay home. If an instructor or student becomes unwell during rehearsal, they will be removed and, where appropriate, a parent will be called immediately. If you have any covid-19 symptoms you must stay home until you are symptom-free for 3 days.




Limited Personal Items


Students must limit their belongings and only bring what is required for rehearsal. Script, pencil that is clearly marked to be his/hers/theirs, rehearsal shoes, water bottle and snack are examples of belongings appropriate to rehearsal.




Exiting the Rehearsal


All students will sanitize hands upon exiting. Students with personal items in the back hallway will exit the back door to the rehearsal hall (the door which exits onto 47A Ave) and students with personal items in the front hallway will exit rehearsal space the same way they entered. This will minimize student contact and create a more efficient traffic flow.




Stay home when sick


Due to covid-19 protocol, students must stay home when sick. If a student or instructor or anyone in their household has any Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite) the instructor/student must stay home.




Masks


During rehearsals students and insturctors will be masked. If a student forgets his/her/their mask, there will be masks on hand. Performance protocol to follow.