Covid-19 Procedures & Guidelines

LIGHTS UP – COVID-19 Safety Plan, Procedures & Guidelines (updated October, 2021)

1, Drop off and pick up to take place outside:

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.

2, Masks (updated October 2021)

As of Monday 11th October, 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 (October ’21) from the provincial health officer requires people 5 years and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

All staff must wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.

Students aged 5yrs and above must wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.

We strongly recommend ALL students wear masks when indoors at Lights Up.

3, Attention to cleaning and sanitizing:

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.

4, Handwashing or sanitizing at frequent intervals throughout the session:

Special attention to hand cleanliness before and after snack breaks. Hand washing/Sanitizing on arrival and before leaving the building.

5, Limited class sizes: 

We have reduced our class sizes in all programs and camps to allow more spacing between students in the classroom and during group activities.

6, Performances:

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.

7, No students or staff to attend if they have any Covid-19 like symptoms. Until a negative test result is obtained.

8, Parents required to verify wellness of students:

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.

9, Parents and guardians are required to complete our ‘Covid-19 assumption of risk and permission form’ as well as our ‘Covid-19 health assessment and declaration’ prior to attending their first class of the scheduled session or camp.

10, Any student showing symptoms during the day will be isolated and supervised away from their classmates by a staff member and parent will be contacted for collection from the program.

11, Being mindful of social distancing at all times:

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.

12, Lights Up uses rented venues:

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.

13, All Lights Up locations have a non-teaching manager on site to ensure the smooth running of the program, its their responsibility to ensure Lights Up specific Covid-19 guidelines are followed as well as any venue specific Covid-19 policies are adhered to on an ongoing basis.

For more information on current recommendations and operating guidelines Lights Up will be following during this pandemic, please see the following links:

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