COVID - 19 Student Protocols

To be followed at all Off the Wall Theatre Production Facilities

Classroom Settings

Off the Wall is committed to maintaining clean and safe classrooms. We provide personal protective equipment (N95 and/or surgical masks, face shields, hand sanitizers, gloves, goggles, as appropriate) for all students. Our teaching space is equipped with high-end HEPA filtering units; classrooms are regularly ventilated, and outdoor fresh-air breaks are scheduled, for the comfort and safety of all participants.

Health & Safety Coordinator

In compliance with Huron Perth Public Health recommendations, Off the Wall will regularly adjust Covid- 19 protocols to suit current conditions in our area. A full-time Health and Safety Coordinator will assist students with rapid tests, temperature checks, PPE distribution and H&S orientation. Maintaining health and safety can only be done with students accepting their responsibility within a community of learners.

In-class Protocols

  • Students will complete daily screening questionnaires.

  • Participants will wear masks while indoors.*

  • Students are asked to wash or sanitize their hands often.

  • Work spaces are pre-arranged for social distancing. Students are asked to respect others’ spaces

    when interacting with teachers or other participants.

  • If tools or equipment must be shared, cleaning and sanitization are expected before and after

    use. For your convenience, sanitizers are placed near commonly used items.

    *In certain classes, students, teacher and H&S coordinator decide whether masks will be compulsory or optional.

    Food Protocols

  • An outdoor space, sheltered from sun and rain, is furnished with tables and chairs for those bringing their own or takeout lunches.

  • During inclement weather, students may take their lunches indoors where there is ample room for social distancing. (Food may not be consumed in the studio. Bottled water is permitted.)

  • The classroom is equipped, for participants’ use, with a refrigerator, but not a microwave.

  • A list of nearby restaurants will be posted.

    Testing

    Participants with uncertain or positive tests will be asked to leave and self isolate for the provincially recommended time frame. Should students feel unwell during the course, they are asked to stay at home, and refunds or rescheduling will be determined.

    ArriveCAN

    Students coming from outside Canada are advised to check with Government of Canada regulations before entering the country. Please make sure you fill out the proper documentation before leaving home. Information is found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services- agency/services/arrivecan.html

  • Updated August 1, 2022