COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

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Health and safety at Pulse has always been our number one priority.

In light of COVID-19, we are strictly following all of the Government of Ontario, York Region Public Health and Dance Safe Ontario rules and regulations to do everything we can to reduce risk and prevent exposure.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective September 22, 2021 (18yrs+) AND Effective October 1, 2021 (12yrs+); dancers entering our facility and parents accompanying their young dancer (Ages 2-5yrs), MUST be fully vaccinated. Please fully REVIEW Pulse's information re: "Proof of Vaccination".

Some of our many protocols in place include:

  • Health Screening and temperature check prior to entering the facility
  • Masks to be worn by all AND at all times
  • Reduced facility capacity to ensure social distancing and to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by York Region Public Health
  • Vaccinated Faculty
  • HEPA air purification systems installed
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitization

Please review ALL of our protocols with your dancer before the start of your first class and complete the online “Self-Assessment” form no earlier than 45 minutes before your arrival.

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rules and procedures

FACILITY ENTRANCE RULES & PROCEDURES
(Subject to Change)

To VIEW OUR FACILITY with Covid-19 Protocols in place, CLICK HERE

WHO CAN ENTER OUR FACILITY:
Please note that our lobby is temporarily closed therefore no parents or spectators are allowed to enter our facility and/or wait in this area.

  • Only Dancers and Faculty will be permitted inside the studio. Mask is mandatory!
  • "Boogie Babies" & "Kinder Kids" MUST have one parent with them at all times who will accompany their child for the full duration of their class within their child's designated 6x6 dance square. The parent must notify Pulse by e-mail the full name of the parent accompanying their child and a mask is mandatory.

MASKS (must be worn by all):

  • A mask must be worn at all times.
  • A fee of $2.50 will be invoiced to you if we need to provide you with a disposable mask for any reason or for a ziplock bag for the dancer to store their used mask in should they need to change into a fresh mask during class.
  • If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask inside our facility, you are at a much higher risk of getting seriously ill if you contract the virus and therefore although we understand you cannot wear a mask, we feel uncomfortable allowing you entry with the level of risk involved and welcome you back in-studio after the pandemic has passed OR you may enroll in our online program.

ONLINE SELF-ASSESSMENT FORM & SCREENING:

  • Upon each time you arrive (including re-entry later in the day) and before entering our facility, each individual MUST complete an online "Self-Assessment Form" at www.pulsedanceworks.com COVID-19 Protocols drop down menu. This form will be reviewed by our Staff prior to allowing you admittance into our facility and will be used for contact tracing.
  • Dancers will NOT be allowed to enter the facility for any reason if the form has not been completed and if "yes" has been answered to any of the questions and/or if the dancer is showing signs of symptoms. For your safety and the safety of all, Pulse Dance Works Inc. has the right to refuse entry.

TOUCHLESS TEMPERATURE CHECK:

  • Touchless temperature taking at the front door may occur.

HAND SANITIZER:

  • Hand sanitizer MUST be used upon entering/exiting Pulse.

drop off

DROP OFF / PICK UP (Subject to Change)

Please be on time, patient, understanding and respectful as we safely transition classes and conduct screening at the front door. NOTE: Pulse Dance Works Inc. does not manage the outside of our facility or complex. It is managed by The Monopoly Group.

DROP OFF:

  • Dancers only are to be dropped off no earlier than 10 minutes before their class start time at our front entrance door. Please be patient and practice social distancing, while waiting to enter our facility as we screen each individual. ***REVIEW our MANDATORY Screening procedures & Online Self-Assessment Form in order for dancers to be granted permission to enter our facility.

ARRIVE "DANCE READY":

  • Arrive with mask on, hair done, in dance attire, water bottle inside your dance bag, with your small labelled dance bag in hand to keep all personal belongings in. Don't forget to bring a separate ziplock bag to place your mask in should you need to change your mask during class. *Do NOT bring large dance bags.
  • Outdoor Shoes: Have a separate "leak free" bag for outdoor shoes to be placed inside your dance bag and/or in your specified bin inside your classroom. Outdoor shoes/boots may be left on the shoe rack at the front entrance, but are subject to Lysol disinfectant spray. Please label with your name both outdoor shoes and dance shoes.
  • Please use your personal washroom facility before arriving at the studio so we can quickly, smoothly and safely transition directly into the classroom.
  • Upon entering, dancers must quickly remove their shoes, place them in their dance bag. Your dancer will be greeted and directed by Staff to follow the social distancing markings on the floor to safely enter their specified classroom, place their belongings in their specified bin inside the classroom and go to their assigned 6x6 dance square.

PICK UP:

  • Classes may conclude 5-10 minutes early to allow for a smooth transition of classes, students exiting the facility and disinfecting of each classroom, and disinfecting of the dance floors for classes with different cohorts.
  • One parent is to PICK UP their dancer ON TIME, in person, outside the facility door (not from waiting inside your vehicle). Once you see your child at the door, give us a wave from outside and have your child inform us at the door they are with you so we know they have been safely picked up. If a child's parent is not there to meet their child we will have the dancer re-enter the facility and wait inside, however persistent tardiness will result in permanent transition to online classes without any fee adjustments, refunds or make up classes.
  • Parents are to wear a mask and wait 6 feet from the entrance (you cannot enter the facility).
  • Parents are to remain 6 feet apart from one another according to the yellow markings on the exterior wall by the Front Door windows. (The outside of our facility is managed by Monopoly Property Management Group, not Pulse Dance Works Inc.) If you have been instructed to pick up from our back door, then you may line up in front of our garage door to receive your dancer while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. Do NOT block the back door nor park your vehicle in front of our garage door or in the middle of the roadway.
  • Parents are to be patient and respectful while waiting to pick up their child and be prepared for all weather conditions, the same as if you were picking up your child from school.
  • Parents who will be dropping off their child at the same time you would be picking up your other child, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to avoid congestion and to allow for social distancing and a QUICK and SAFE transition between classes.
  • IMPORTANT: We cannot escort, nor supervise your child to your vehicle or look for the parent waiting inside their vehicle. You MUST be responsible for the pick up and safety of your child at the Pulse facility door once your child's class has ended. This is for all ages!

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IN-STUDIO AND DURING CLASS (Subject to Change)

  • Limited class sizes and in accordance to the regulations put forth by our municipality to respect and follow physical distancing regulations.
  • Our facility will be closed to all parents and spectators.
  • Coat Room/Change Room is temporarily closed to all dancers.
  • Personal belongings are to be placed in a small labelled dance bag and carried into the classroom in which each dancer will have an individual bin to place their belongings for the duration of their class. Have a separate leak free bag for outdoor shoes to be placed inside your dance bag and/or in your specified bin inside your classroom. Bins will be disinfected after each personal use.
  • Classroom dance floors have clearly marked 6x6 dance squares for each individual dancer to dance in for the duration of their class. Older dancers who can safely practice social distancing may dance technical elements across the floor (ex. turns, jumps, tumbling). Ballet Barres will be marked every 6feet to ensure physical distancing at the barre, and will be frequently wiped down/disinfected.
  • Masks MUST be worn by all at all times! Failure to do so will result in your child not being able to enter our facility and no refunds or make up classes will be issued. REMINDER: Please keep an extra mask in your dance bag should yours become moist and/or breaks and needs to be changed. Please remember to bring a ziplock bag to place your used mask in should you need to change it.
  • Hand sanitizer will also be stationed in our classrooms and will be frequently used by Pulse Faculty. Dancers may also be asked to use Hand Sanitizer during class in addition to entering/exiting the facility.
  • Studio classrooms are equipped with tvs, webcams, laptops and/or tablets as classes may be livestreamed via Zoom for enrolled participants only (no spectators) enrolled in our online dance program or for dancers who cannot attend class in-studio due to COVID-19 symptoms.

cleaning supplies

CLEANING PROTOCOLS (Subject to Change)

  • Pulse has added additional cleaning/sanitizing areas and procedures.
  • High touch areas and hard surfaces such as bins for personal belongings, ballet barres, floors, door handles, light switches etc. will be disinfected in-between classes.
  • Washrooms will be frequently sanitized throughout each day.
  • Dance Floors will be disinfected with Canadian Government approved floor disinfectant spray "MBC 510" in between classes with different cohorts and as needed.
  • As noted in your program information package, classes may conclude 5-10minutes early to allow for a smooth transition of classes and disinfecting of each classroom including the studio floor.
  • Our entire facility will be thoroughly sanitized following the final class of each day.
  • All cleaning products are government approved.
  • Pulse Faculty will be frequently washing/disinfecting hands and promoting proper hand hygiene. As well, Parents are expected to educate their child(ren) at home on how to properly wash/disinfect hands.
  • Yoga Blocks, Therabands and other props will not be available for personal use to mitigate the spread of germs. Dancers registered in Technique, Pointe and Acrobatics will be asked to bring in their own.

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