COVIDSAFE PLAN

MSF CovidSafe Practises – Updated July 27th 2021

Enrolling, attending class or visiting the MSF studio indicates that you have read, understood and agree to comply with the MSF covidsafe policies and procedures listed below, so please ensure you have thoroughly read this document and if you need to clarify anything, please ask.

We are excited to get back to class and the fun, energy and friendly faces you remember from MSF haven’t changed. However, there are some things that you will need to commit to doing differently in and around the studio, so it’s important that you understand what these mean for you and talk to your child about it before returning to class.

This document outlines the practises Main St Funk will implement as we return to in-studio classes.

These practices ensure we comply with the current Victorian Government Restricted Activity Directions. We have also implemented additional measures to ensure we are doing everything we practically can to protect the health and peace of mind of our community.  These align with recommendations from industry bodies relevant to our business. We will update this plan from time to time in line with DHHS requirements and industry advice.

While many of the requirements have been relaxed since we were last in the studio, there are a few specific things we need to implement going forward.

What’s new?

LIMITS PER SPACE

  • We must adhere to a capacity of 10 students per class.
  • The lounge (rear end of the foyer) is limited to 7 people at one time
  • The front foyer is also limited to 7 people at one time

Due to the strict 4sqm rule and the limited amount of space in the waiting areas, parents are asked to “drop and go” unless it is absolutely essential for you to be there for your child. Essential means, your child needs your help to go to the toilet OR it is your child’s first class at Main St Funk and they need your support. 

QR CODE – CHECK IN
Main St Funk are required to keep a record of who attends the studio. We will do this by marking the role each class and by providing the government required QR code (like what you see at cafes and restaurants.) Any parent or non-dancer (over 12 years old) who is attending the studio for more than 15 minutes will need to check in by scanning the QR code (on your smart phone) upon entry. 

STAFF HEALTH CHECK
Staff attendance will also be recorded and they will also be required to complete a health survey at the beginning of their shift. This is to verify and have on record that they are well enough to be at work. This health survey will include temperature checks.

 What’s changed?

  • TEMP CHECKS: Are no longer required for students or parents. If you/your child are not well, please do not attend the studio. 
  • MASKS: Are mandatory for all MSF teachers, parents and students above the age of 12 when not physically exerted.
  • The mask rule applies both indoors and outdoors.

Around the studio before and after class (the purpose of this is to facilitate as much distance as practical in our foyer space)

  • Our foyer/waiting area must adhere to the 4sqm rule (14 people across two areas) and facilitate social distancing for adults. To comply with this:
    • Parents are asked to “drop and go” – and are not permitted in the premises during class
    • Parents of students who are in “Minis” or “Petites” who are Kinder aged or younger,  are permitted to stay only if their presence at the studio is essential. (For example, their child needs assistance with going to the toilet).
    • Parents of brand new MSF students are permitted to stay, if their child needs their support.
    • Strictly one parent per child. 
    • Please don’t bring anyone other than students to the studio unless you really need to, especially if you need to stay to assist your child.
    • Students are asked to arrive on time (rather than early), dressed for class 
    • Students will enter the studio via the front door.
    • Parents who are picking up their children are asked to wait outside, rather than coming in.

During Class:

      • We are encouraging social distancing as much as practical 
        • We will adapt our classes to encourage the children to stay spread out
          • We will use floor markings as a guide
          • This includes changing how we start class, line up for activities etc

Specifically for younger classes (petite, mini, tiny):

    • Incidental touch is inevitable and often necessary to run an effective class for young children.
      • We will try to keep physical contact to a minimum 
      • We will make a special effort to avoid hand and face contact 
      • We will encourage foot taps or elbow bumps instead of high fives

Personal Hygiene:

  • Students are asked to clean their hands
    • Before and after class
    • After using the toilet, sneezing or using a tissue
    • Teachers may request your child clean their hands during class where appropriate.
  • We will ensure hand sanitiser and hand soap is readily available

Please do not attend the studio if:

  • You are unwell in any way
  • You’ve been identified as a close contact of COVID-19
  • You’ve been advised to self-isolate
  • You or anyone in your household is waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
  • This applies to ANYONE attending the studio for any reason: Students, parents, siblings, and staff.
  • If your child becomes visibly unwell during class we will ask them to separate from the rest of the group and call you to collect them.

Cleaning

We have increased our regular cleaning schedule to include:

  • Teachers will sanitize between each class: Disinfecting the Barre, door handle and stair bannister (if used)
  • MSF team will thoroughly clean the whole facility daily before classes commence and additionally as needed.
  • The studio will be professionally cleaned twice weekly.

Contact Tracing

  • MSF teachers will be vigilant about role marking to ensure we always know exactly who has attended class
  • Parents staying at the studio will need to sign in and sign out via QR CODE.
  • Please call ahead if you wish to visit the studio outside your enrolled class times
  • In the event that a case of COVID-19 is identified at Main St Funk we will comply with any and all directions given to us by the Department of Health and Human Services. This may include providing your contact details for contact tracing purposes. 

PARKING REMINDER!
At Main St Funk we have a strict “street parking only” rule. This is even more important now that parents will be waiting at the outside to pick up their children. Just prior to lockdown, we had many complaints from our neighbours because MSF patrons were parking in their spots and blocking their doors. Under no circumstance should your car enter the gates on Lydia Court. It is not safe for our children walking to and from the studio and you do not have permission to park there. Please park in the street and walk your child down the driveway to the studio, thank you.

KEY POINTS TO TAKE AWAY

Minimise contact around the studio:
Drop off ON TIME, dressed  for class
Don’t stay on-premise, unless your attendance is essential
Don’t bring anyone extra to the studio, if you can avoid it
Sign in using the QR code
Park in the street

Clean hands:
Before and After class
After the toilet, sneezing or using a tissue
Whenever asked by your teacher

Stay home if:
Unwell at all
Tested for, or in contact with, COVID-19
Advised to self-isolate

During class:
Spread out
Keep your distance
Hands to yourself

We thank you for taking the time to read and cooperate with our new safety and hygiene standards. We understand that for some parents and children, these will be a big adjustment. We will, as always, do our best to ensure you and your children feel safe and comfortable whilst in our facility.

Enrolling, attending class or visiting the MSF studio indicates that you have read, understood and agree to comply with the MSF covidsafe policies and procedures.