Each singer/parent will be requested to perform a ‘health check’ before coming to rehearsal to ensure the singer/themselves do not have symptoms of a cold, influenza, Covid-19, or other respiratory diseases.
What to Do When Sick
Students, staff members, and any other adult must stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of illness (including but not limited to symptoms of COVID-19). This does not include symptoms consistent with a previously diagnosed health condition (e.g., seasonal allergies) Singers are able to return once symptoms have improved and their fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication (e.g. Tylenol, Advil)
Staff, singers, and any other adults, who test positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. If you tested positive and are managing your illness at home you can end isolation when all three of these conditions are met:
- At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from test date if you did not have symptoms.
- Fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
- Symptoms have improved.
**If a singer becomes ill at rehearsal, she will be taken to a designated (isolated) area to await parent pick-up.
- Mask wearing is a personal choice that will be supported and respected.
- We no longer require singers, staff or visiting persons to be vaccinated.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Rehearsal spaces will be cleaned/disinfected prior to our arrival
- High-touch surfaces or visibly dirty areas will be cleaned as needed by BCGC and/or SD#43 janitorial staff
Hand Hygiene/Respiratory Etiquette
- Singers will be encouraged to cough or sneeze into their elbow or tissue (followed by proper hand hygiene)
- No personal items (such as food/drink or instruments/music sheets) will be shared
Ventilation and Air Circulation
All mechanical systems are monitored and controlled by the rehearsal venue maintenance team and are expected to be designed, operated and maintained as per the standards and specifications set out by WorkSafe BC.
Use of Space
Staff and singers are no longer required to socially distance however we will still encourage respecting others' personal space (the distance from which a person feels comfortable being next to another person).
PROVINCIAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS/FEDERAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
Local public health orders may be put in place for entire regions or communities and/or for specific settings or activities within a health authority region. BCGC will be in compliance with any/all public health orders.
International Travel Policy
Staff, singers and volunteers [age 12+] who have travelled outside of Canada and are NOT considered a fully vaccinated traveller must quarantine for 14 days. Regardless of vaccination status, it is the responsibility of staff and singers/families to review the latest federal guidance. For the latest information, visit travel.gc.ca.
Updated August 2022