COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

& NEW POLICIES 

Listed below are The Rising's PHASE 2 guidelines which must be accepted and followed by all students / staff / visitors who enter The Rising. 

According to the guidelines set forth by WorkSafe BC and BC Ministry of Health we have created the policies and procedures below to help mitigate the risks of Covid-19.

* These Health & Safety Guidelines are subject to change 

1) ELIMINATION

  • Occupancy Limit: 24 total in facility

    • 12 in front room, 12 in aerial and loft room

  • only one class per designated training area at any given time

  • staggered class times

  • occupancy limit for cubby area,1 person at a time.  Designated line up markers on floor

  • washroom: single person use only

  • 4 - 7 student max, depending on class type

 

2) ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES 

  •  DISINFECTING SURFACES & EQUIPMENT 

    • All high use areas (i.e. door handles, washrooms, cubbies) will be disinfected 2x's/day

    • Staff will spray and wipe down equipment for each class

    • Aerial Silk/Hammocks will be machine washed after each single use or stored for 72 hours min depending on class schedule

    • floors and some equipment that is safe for fogging will be disinfected with fogging machine each day with Vital Oxide or BioEsque

    • Individual warm up mats will be used for stretching.  Teen and Adult Students will disinfect/wipe down mat after use ( kids exempt from cleaning. Staff will clean mats)

    • Teen and Adult Students can use the disposable disinfecting wipes/spray bottles available if they wish to disinfect equipment at any point during their class and dispose of wipes in designated garbage can

    • Hand Sanitizer pumps available at entrance and in circus room

    • all aerial equipment spaced 2.5 metres apart and students must remain 2.5m apart during all ground classes ( handstands, flexibility, strength, hula hoop )

  • VENTILATION

    • Added Ventilation: 2 HEPA filters in Aerial Room  

    • Back doors open between classes for 15 min

    • loading bay door open at all times during warmer months

  • CLASS PROTOCOLS

    • 1 student per aerial point at this time, except for students who are taking class with another family member.  Students from same family will share equipment, if needed

    • Please stay in your designated training area, unless using washroom, outlined by your crash mat 

    • Warm ups will be done in individual floor sections as marked

    • No partnering 

    • Very minimal spotting.  Students will need to respect the discretion of the coach, be patient with their own progress, and continue to perfect previously learned skills that still need work

    • Students cannot spot or touch eachother or their coaches, unless in emergency situation

    • Students must supply their own chalk or rosin and bring it in a sealed container or spray bottle

    • Classes will start and end on time

    • BACK TO BACK CLASSES- If on 15 min break students can remain in the facility and must wear their mask while they wait in designated waiting area and remain 2m from each other.  If student has longer than a 15 min break they must leave the facility and come back when it is time for their class

  • STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Read and Sign our new waiver via the registration portal through your Rising account.  Minors must have waiver signed by legal guardian.  Students cannot participate in classes unless new waiver has been agreed to/signed

    • All students/ legal guardians must sign our online Safety First Partnership Agreement and Assumption of Risk google form.  It is available to sign  HEREas well as linked in emails.   Students cannot participate until The Rising receives this form.

    • Do not enter The Rising until 5 min before your class.  Please wait in your car or outside our doors while maintaining 2 metres separation.  This is to ensure previous class has left the building and disinfecting procedures are completed.  

    • A screening questionnaire will be posted on our front door.  Please read and do not enter if you or your child answer YES to any of the questions.  Teen and Adult students can reserve a spot in open training practice to make up their missed class.

    • If the staff or student (or their parent) indicates that the symptoms are consistent with a previously diagnosed health condition and are not unusual for that individual, they may return to class. No assessment or note is required from a health care provider.

    • Agree to have their temperature taken with no-touch thermometer by staff before entering each class.  Temperatures will not be recorded.  For screening purposes only.  If temperature at 38.5 degrees C or above, student will be sent home, and cannot return to class until symptoms no longer persist and they have followed guidelines set out by CDC listed HERE

    • Respect physical distancing measures ( 2m ) when entering/exiting The Rising and move one by one .  Do not block the doorway

    • Please leave promptly after class

    • Come to class in clothes you will be taking the class in as often as possible

    • Limit amount of personal belongings taken into The Rising. (eg. Water bottle, car keys, wallet).  

    • Immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds upon entering and after using washroom

    • Proceed directly to circus room and wait for class to begin once hands are washed and belongings stored.  No congregating inside facility

    • Please read and follow any signs and posters on the walls and floors

    • Cover all coughs/sneezes in elbow or tissue and immediately dispose of tissue in bin and wash hands afterwards with soap & water or use hand sanitizer

    • No student access to fridge/microwave/cups/utensils, etc.  Please remember to fill up your water bottles at home if possible.  We cannot supply cups at this time if you forget a water bottle

  • KIDS CLASSES ( additional policies )

    • Staff will be present to guide and supervise children as they make their way to class  

    • If needed, parents can enter briefly to drop off their child and help them get ready for class while maintaining 2 metres distance from others.  

    • No parent watching days at this time.  Coaches will take photos and some video throughout the session and share on our social media (FB and IG) to show what children are working on.  If you do not want your child to appear in any photos/video please inform The Rising via email

    • Parents must remain outside of building during class time.  No waiting area inside the school at this time  

    • PICK UP- please wait for your child in your car or outside of front door.  Do not enter the school during pick up time.  Coach will supervise children leaving the facility

    • Please do your best to arrive on time for Pick Up so we can make sure we have enough time to disinfect facility before next class arrives

    • Very minimal spotting.  This does affect which skills we can teach at this time. Safety is our first concern.  Students and parents will have to be patient until restrictions are removed and we can then introduce more advanced skills.

    • Bring a water bottle for your child.  We cannot supply cups at this time for water

    • Please have your child arrive in the clothes they are going to take class in

  • 3) MASK WEARING POLICY

    • Staff will wear masks at all times

    • Students ages 5 and under no mask required

    • People who are unable to wear a mask due to a health condition or a physical, cognitive or mental impairment, and people who are unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person are exempt from mask requirements. People who are unable to wear a mask must maintain at least 2 metres distance at all times when in the facility

    • AERIAL CLASSES AGES 6 - ADULT- masks are mandatory upon entry, while putting belongings away, washing hands and can be removed after warm up.  Students must bring a baggie or container to put their mask in.  They cannot be left on the floor.  Students must put their mask back on when class is over and making their way out of The Rising.  This is for all classes that involve AERIAL.  All floor-based classes ( flexibility, handstands, tumbling, strength conditioning, Soft acro) must wear masks during the class.  

    • ALL FLOOR-BASED CLASSES AGES 6- ADULT- Masks will be worn by students during ground-based classes.  

  • 4) MISCELLANEOUS POLICIES

    • No Lost & Found.  All items left behind will be disposed of immediately

  • 5) CLASS WITHDRAWALS / REFUNDS / MISSED CLASSES / PRORATED CLASSES

Due to operating at a lower capacity, there have been changes to the following policies. The Rising will be strictly adhering to policies listed below.

  • Once classes begin no class refunds for any reason, excluding illness or injury with a doctors note

  • Withdrawal  7+ days from class start date, a full refund will be given​

  • Withdrawal from 7-1 days notice from class start date and a 50% refund will be granted

  • CLASS CREDIT may be given on a case by case basis for a WITHDRAWAL where a student will miss 50% or more of a session.  Otherwise, no class credit for missed classes

  • KIDS MAKEUP CLASSES:  no option to make up missed kids classes at this time​

  • TEEN / ADULT MAKE UP CLASSES:  open training class.  Must make reservation online

  • Classes will be prorated for late registration                ​

  • The Rising reserves the right to cancel classes due to weather, coach absence, or other rare circumstances.  The best place to check current status of classes during bad weather is on our FB and IG pages.  We will try to notify via email and /or phone, text, however, this is not always possible.  Cancelled classes by The Rising will be credited back to your account or a make up class option will be scheduled.

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