Covid-19 Response

This page was updated on 2nd December 2021

Our studio remains open under the Red & Orange setting of the traffic light framework. Please take a moment to read through the following points carefully. If you have any questions, concerns or hesitations, we are only an email away.

Your kindness and cooperation is much appreciated.

 

VACCINE PASSPORTS

In order to keep our doors open to students and their families under the orange traffic light, we are required to follow the vaccine pass requirements. Gyms and indoor recreation facilities such as dance studios, yoga studios, health clubs, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks, can open under the orange setting, but only with vaccine passes and restrictions in place. This means that students over the age of 12 + 3 months who are eligible for the vaccine, and anyone including parents/family members over the age of 12 who wish to enter the facility, must show proof of vaccination. To prove your vaccination status, you will be required to show your unique ‘My Vaccine Pass’ QR code for us to scan using the NZ Pass Verifier app, or you can email us a copy of your QR code to sophiejeandance@outlook.com. Your purple vaccination card given at the time of vaccination cannot be used as an official record. 

Please note: We will only request to see your vaccination status once every six months. You will not be required to show this information every time you visit. In order to protect your privacy, your QR code will not be stored in any way. We will simply place a tick next to your name on our spreadsheet, and then delete the email containing your QR code until we need to see it again 6 months later.

We understand that for many different reasons, these new restrictions may affect your enrolment with us. I would like to emphasise that we have always prioritised maintaining a kind, safe, and positive learning environment, and wish to continue doing so. Complying with the new vaccine pass requirements allows us the freedom to operate with minimal restrictions, reduces the risk of further transmission of Covid-19 in our community, and ensures we can continue to flourish as a small business. If you are choosing not to be vaccinated and will no longer be able to dance with us, please let us know as soon as you can by emailing Sophie at sophiejeandance@outlook.com

 

You can read more about the guidelines specific to us by visiting https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/sport-and-recreation-at-orange/recreation-at-orange/ 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

I take pride in our business and how it operates, and would like to highlight the updated policies I have in place at the studio to help our dance families stay healthy and safe. Please take a moment to read the following points thoroughly. Your cooperation is immensely appreciated. 

  • The St Martins Hall faculty will be having the facilities professionally cleaned. 

  • Masks are optional but encouraged as per the official government guidelines https://covid19.govt.nz/activities/sports-and-recreation/#sport-at-alert-level-2. Masks can be removed when physically active, with the advice to put them back on when entering and exiting the building, going to the bathroom etc.

  • A QR code will be available to scan on the exterior and interior doors of the hall. We will also be marking attendance in class to ensure our contact tracing information is accurate.

  • Frequent and thorough hand-washing is encouraged before and after class to minimise the spread of germs. There will be hand sanitiser available for use at the front door.

  • Please DO NOT attend class if you/your student is feeling under the weather or are still recovering from illness. This greatly reduces the risk of spreading bacteria to other students and their teachers. If you or your child are feeling unwell, I politely ask that you do not visit the dance studio until you are well enough.

  • Anyone who is awaiting a Covid-19 test result should comply with government policies regarding self-isolation.

 

FEELING OVERWHELMED? NEED SUPPORT?

The health and well-being of our students’ and their whanau are important to us. If you find yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or in need of support, please visit https://mentalhealth.org.nz/ to access a range of different resources and helplines for children and adults.

 

Kia Kaha.