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COVID-safe protocols - Students 2022
 

COVID-safe measures

For students and families

All Music Creators students, parents and guardians are responsible for:

  1. Following guidance in relation to adhering to COVID-safe measures by any Music Creators staff member;

  2. Adhering to all COVID-19 protocols outlined below while attending lessons at Music Creators;

  3. Not attending the lesson in person if the student or any member of their household falls into the following categories:

    • Awaiting a COVID-19 test result;

    • Has tested positive for COVID-19 (exclusion period will apply – until the person returns a negative PCR or RAT test, or 7 days after having no symptoms) or;

    • There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the student’s school year within the last 7 days (exclusion period for 7 days) or;

    • Is experiencing any symptoms of: severe headache, fever, sore throat, cough, breathlessness, blocked/runny nose (not related to hayfever/allergies), nausea or vomiting, regardless of severity.

      Video lessons will be offered in these cases. See below for full policy.

  4. Informing the school administration immediately if the student or any member of their household tests positive for COVID-19 within 7 days of having last attended a lesson.

Vaccination Requirements
Music Creators is aligning with QLD Education Department policy regarding staff members being fully vaccinated, or to have a valid medical exemption, in order to work on premises. This also applies to parents who wish to observe lessons inside the studio classrooms. This does not apply to parents using the waiting area.

Fully vaccinated means that staff will ask to see your vaccination certificate from Medicare/on the Check-In QLD app, or an International Vaccine certificate from an approved international vaccine as listed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

  

COVID-19 protocols

  1. Density limits apply to the studios.

    • The waiting area has a strict maximum number of people permitted at any one time. Please remain outside if students are already waiting inside, and make sure the maximum number of people is not exceeded.

    • If the maximum number of people has been reached, please hold conversations with your child’s teacher outside the studio.

    • All persons over 18 years of age must use the Check-In QLD code at the door when they enter, even if they are only coming in briefly.

    • One parent may enter a teaching room along with their child, except in Calamvale Room A (front piano room). Any parent who wants to observe a lesson must show proof of double vaccination.
       

  2. In the following circumstances, students will not be permitted to attend their lesson in person:
    If the student or anyone in their household is:

    • Awaiting a COVID-19 test result;

    • Has tested positive for COVID-19 (exclusion period will apply – until student returns a negative PCR or RAT test, or 7 days after having no symptoms) or;

    • Is experiencing any fever, sore throat, cough or blocked/runny nose (not related to hayfever/allergies), regardless of severity;

    • There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the student’s school year within the last 7 days (exclusion period for 7 days)

      Students in these categories may have a video lesson at their usual lesson time, or opt for a make-up lesson at a later date. The school must be notified no less than two hours prior to the lesson to receive a make-up lesson.
      For all other cancellations, the usual 24-hour make-up lesson policy applies.
       

  3. All students must sanitise their hands prior to entering the classroom.
     

  4. Students should not touch classroom door handles at any time.

    • Their teachers open and close the door.
       

  5. Students must bring all of their own music books and items (such as rosin for string players, picks for guitarists, rock stop for cellists).

    • No items or books will be lent to students who have left them at home.

      Students will not be permitted to make-up lesson in this case.

    • Teachers will work on aural and memorisation skills during the lesson in the event that a student has not brought any materials.
       

  6. All students must bring their own pencil to lessons.
     

  7. Strict 1.5m distancing must be adhered to inside the school at all times.

    • Teachers and students must remain 1.5m apart at all times, except in special cases where demonstrations are required.

    • Markings on the classroom floor showing distancing requirements must be followed.

    • When talking with teachers, parents must maintain 1.5m distancing.