Our staff will be outside to facilitate drop off and pick up. Parents will not be permitted to enter the building. Sign-In will take place in designated areas for each specific group, spaced well apart, outside of the venue.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season:
A new order from the provincial health officer requires people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
With Lights Up being a setting similar to regular schools, we will be implementing orders in place for schools, grades K-12;
All staff must wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.
Students Grade 4 (sept ’21) and above (approx 9yrs) must wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.
We stongly reccommend ALL students younger than grade 4 also wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.
High touch surfaces (doorknobs etc.) to be wiped down periodically during the session. Special attention will be paid to common areas such as washrooms etc.
Special attention to hand cleanliness before and after snack breaks. Hand washing/Sanitizing on arrival and before leaving the building.
We have reduced our class sizes in all programs and camps to allow more spacing between students in the classroom and during group activities.
As restrictions ease we will be re-introducing live performances when possible. If a live performance with an audience is still restricted due to venue specifics, we will endevour to be film the show and share with parents afterwards.
As per the health order released on 24th August 2021, all audience members for live shows must WEAR A MASK. As of 13th September 2021 all audience must show proof of vaccination to attend.
Parents will be required to verify this at sign in each session throughout the term (or each morning at sign in on camp) that their child and members of their household are free of Covid-19 like symptoms. We request that parents contact Lights Up immediately if this situation changes during our 10-week class term, during the scheduled camp days and for 14 days afterwards. This also applies to Lights Up staff.
The BC Centre for Disease Control recognizes that physical distancing for children is difficult. Instead, the focus should be on avoiding physical contact where possible. With this in mind, we will be avoiding activities and games that involve physical contact and close proximity to others. We will be using floor markers to encourage distancing in the classroom setting.
All Lights Up programs use rented venues, in order to be allowed to rent space we must adhere to EACH venue’s specific Covid-19 procedures and guidelines. These include individual room capacities, washroom protocol, adequate social distancing in common areas, following specific cleaning procedures and additional safety protocols that may be in place on top of Lights Up procedures and guidelines.
For more information on current recommendations and operating guidelines Lights Up will be following during this pandemic, please see the following links: