Covid-19 Policies

for in-person, on-site lessons

Please note that these policies are subject to change.

Our physical location at 5193A Yonge Street is open for in-person lessons. We will be following all safety precautions including social distancing and the use of face masks to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Our precautions are include but are not limited to the following policies and procedures.

Screening to Enter Our School

Everyone is expected to self-screen for COVID-19 prior to entering the building by asking the following questions:

Are you experiencing any of the following new or worsening symptoms:

  • Fever and/or chills (37.8oC/100oF or higher)

  • Cough or barking cough (croup)

  • Shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)

  • Sore throat

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose

  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell

  • Pink eye/conjunctivitis

  • Headache

  • Digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc.)

  • Muscle aches/joint pain

  • Extreme tiredness

  • Falling down often (for older people)

  • Have you or someone you have been in close contact with had a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

  • Have you or someone you have been in close contact with traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

  • If you answer YES to any of the above questions, please follow provincial health guidelines and do NOT attend any in-person lessons at Willowdale School of Music.

​Anyone who attends in-person lessons or enters our buildings while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and the lesson forfeited. If you have to miss a lesson due to quarantine, symptoms or exposure, please notify your teacher directly. If you notify your teacher with at least 12-hours notice you have the option to switch to online lessons until you are able to return to in-person lessons.

Sanitizing Procedures

  • Doorknobs, piano keys and other surfaces will be wiped down regularly

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available

  • Air purifiers are in every room and will regularly filter air during the day. We will keep the system clean and up-to-date for the safety of all staff, students and visitors.

In-Person Procedures

  • Every person entering our buildings must wear a face mask (children under 2 are exempt)

  • Continue to observe social distancing (minimum 6 feet apart)

  • Teachers will demonstrate on keyboards and students will use the acoustic pianos

  • Studios have air purifiers

  • Studio surfaces will be sanitized between each student

  • Group classes will be capped at 6 students

Waiting Area

  • Every person in our waiting area must wear a face mask (children under 2 are exempt)

  • Food is not permitted in the waiting area

  • Family members of students who are not attending a lesson (ie siblings, etc) are discouraged form accompanying students to lessons

  • Parents of young children may accompany their child to their lesson to assist
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Vaccination Policy


If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing the office at contact@willowdaleschoolofmusic.com

 

Enrollment in lessons and classes at Willowdale School of Music assumes compliance with these policies.

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