Communicable Disease Prevention Plan:
Keeping You Safe in Your Music Lessons
For the past two years, Resound School of Music’s number one commitment has been the safety and wellbeing of both our students and our teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the overall risk of transmission and serious consequences of the virus have diminished in British Columbia, we as an organization will be optimistic about the future and continue to serve you for many years to come.
As of April 8, 2022, workplaces in British Columbia are no longer required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, and must instead follow a general communicable disease guidance. A communicable disease is defined as an illness caused by an infectious agent that can be transmitted from person to person. Examples of communicable diseases include COVID-19, norovirus, and seasonal influenza. In this post, we will outline our school’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan, and how that will impact your music lessons going forward.
Lessons and Policies
We will continue to offer both online and in-home music lessons, depending on your personal preference and individual comfort level. We do so while acknowledging that everyone will be moving forward at their own pace, and will be respectful and kind as we consider each teacher and family’s situations and comfort levels.
For in-home music lessons, we kindly ask that you cancel any upcoming lessons for the following:
- If you have exhibited cold or flu-like symptoms within the past 7 days
- If anyone in your household has exhibited cold or flu-like symptoms within the past 7 days
Please note that although we do normally require 24 hours notice to be eligible for a make up lesson, we may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis for those exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms. The safety of our students and teachers is the priority, so please do not hesitate to reschedule a lesson if you suspect you or someone in your household may be ill.
Precautions and Safety Measures
While masks are no longer required in indoor spaces in BC, we will continue to follow your lead when it comes to specific precautions and protocols, so that you always feel comfortable and safe in your music lessons. Please notify your teacher or email our office if you have any specific requests or additional protocols which you would like us to follow.
In addition, we will continue to maintain the following ongoing measures:
- Providing reasonable accommodations and alternatives to in-person instruction,
- Promoting strong personal hygiene, including regular hand-washing, sanitizing, etc. ,
- Implementing a rapid notification process for students and teachers who have begun exhibiting symptoms of illness.
Future Changes and Revisions
If you ever feel unsafe in your music lessons, please do not hesitate to come forward and we will address your concerns immediately. Although the COVID-19 virus is now in a more manageable place, like all communicable diseases, it may still circulate. The level of risk of certain communicable diseases may elevate from time to time or on a seasonal basis. We will be updating and revising our plan in response to future outbreaks so that we can continue to keep you and your families safe.