COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy & Response Plan

Updated August 2020

Locomotion Music is committed to the safety of our students, families and teachers. With consultation from parents, students, teachers and Public Health guidelines, we have developed this Covid-19 Health & Safety Policy for all Locomotion students, teachers and family members in one home. If a teacher or student agree to continue with in home lessons, they must read and agree to adhere to the Locomotion policies outlined below.

Music Lesson Updates

  • Online music lessons will be offered in addition to in home lessons for the foreseeable future.
  • Teachers and students will have the option of doing in home or online lessons and can change options at any time.
  • If an in home lesson is cancelled, teachers and students can complete their make-up lesson online at a mutually agreed day & time.
  • Scheduling and teacher changes may occur on a case by case basis.

Covid-19 Health & Safety Policy

  • Locomotion Music will provide teachers and students with updates regarding Covid-19 as they become available from Ontario Public Health officials.
  • Locomotion Music may transition back to online lessons or make other business related changes, as the Covid-19 situation evolves.
  • Both teacher and students (parent/guardian) are asked to let Locomotion know of recent or upcoming travel outside of the country. Students and teachers must self-isolate for 14 days upon return as per Public Health guidelines. Music lessons can continue online on a mutually agreed day and time.

During Your In Home Lessons

  • Teachers and students will self-monitor for symptoms before each lesson. Should anyone feel ill before their lesson, an online lesson can be performed in lieu of the in home lesson, at a mutually agreed day & time.
  • Teachers will have hand sanitizer on them at all times.
  • The student and teacher will use hand sanitizer (or student will wash their hands) before and after each lesson.
  • The teacher and student must wear a mask for the entirety of the lesson in order to protect one another.
  • Should another family member in the home have contact with the teacher, safe social distancing should be practiced or they must wear a mask for the period of the interaction.
  • The teacher and student will social distance during a lesson where possible, e. sit in a larger room in the house 6 feet apart, conduct lessons outside if weather permits.
  • Instruments and support items (books, stands, drumsticks, etc.) must be wiped down before and after each lesson.
  • Teachers will remove their shoes at the door.
  • Teachers will not bring any additional (unrelated) items with them into student homes (large bags, food or shopping bags). They may have a drink with them.
  • Teachers will limit their time in the house after the lesson when debriefing the student, parent/guardian. Texting or emailing any homework or follow/up details is encouraged. 

Locomotion’s Covid-19 Response Plan

The following in a comprehensive plan for Locomotion to respond to Covid-19, but we understand that it may not cover every unique situation. Locomotion will consult with Public Health as needed & follow their recommendations which may differ from the response plan outlined here.

What we will do if there is a potential case, or suspected exposure to COVID-19 at Locomotion Music for students, teachers or a family member(s) in the same home:

If someone has symptoms:

  • The student, teacher or family member in their home will immediately inform Locomotion Music if they develop Covid-19 symptoms.
  • All in home lessons will be moved to online until the student, teacher or family member’ symptoms have resolved and they are no longer required to self-isolate as per public health guidelines.
  • Scheduling changes &/or teacher substitutes may occur during this period.

If someone tests positive:

  • The student, teacher or family member in their home will immediately inform Locomotion Music if they have tested positive for Covid-19
  • Scheduling changes &/or teacher substitutes may occur during this period
  • All in home lessons will be moved to online if the student or teacher is feeling well enough to participate.
  • Locomotion will comply with any direction from public health regarding contract tracing including notifying teachers, students and their families if there is the possibility that the teacher or student or family member were exposed before the positive test.
  • In home lessons will not resume, until the individual(s) who test positive are cleared according to Public Health guidelines.

If there is an exposure to Covid-19 (i.e. an individual has been in contact with someone positive with Covid-19):

  • The student, teacher or family member in their home will immediately inform Locomotion Music if they have had exposure to anyone positive with Covid-19.
  • All in home lessons will be moved to online until the student, teacher or family member who was exposed is no longer required to self-isolate by public health.
  • Locomotion will comply with any direction from public health regarding contract tracing including notifying teachers, students and their families if there is the possibility that the teacher or student or family member were exposed before the positive test.
  • Scheduling changes &/or teacher substitutes may occur during this period

Locomotion Music Release of Liability and Waiver:

This Release of Liability and Waiver will apply to all in-home lessons until further notice.  Locomotion Music reserves the right to update this Policy and require a new Release of Liability and Waiver to be signed as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

 

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