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Social Distancing at Courses and Workshops

Due to the current requirement to social distance as a control for risk of contagion during the pandemic, we have elected to suspend all indoor / classroom based events. Outdoor workshops or course events where social distancing can be maintained may go ahead as scheduled depending on recommendations from health authorities, as the situation evolves.

Please keep in mind that the Covid-19 situation is ever-evolving, and our response will also need to adapt in-step. This may include last-minute changes to any and all of the measures detailed below. Our approach to workshops and courses during the pandemic is as follows:

  • Our first line of defence is to keep the virus away from our events. A full registration refund will be provided to individuals who withdraw from attending an event to protect others from potential contagion (provided notification is given before the event). Course or workshop registrants should perform a self evaluation and not attend the event if:
    • they have been outside of Canada within 14 days prior to the event
    • anyone in their household is physically unwell (i.e. experiencing symptoms that could be Covid-19)
    • anyone in their household has been advised to self-isolate or quarantine
    • they or anyone in their household has reason to think they have potentially been in contact with Covid-19 within the last 14-days
  • Our second line of defence against contagion of Covid-19 is preventing opportunities for person-to-person transfer of any contagion while at our event. Therefore, the following measures will be followed during all events:
    • Only outdoor activities where social distancing of a minimum of 2 m spacing for individuals can be maintained will be undertaken
    • To aid in maintaining social distancing, class-sizes will be limited to 8 participants with up to 2 instructors
    • All participants will be required to wear a mask or face covering during the event
    • The instructor will wear a mask or face covering during the event
    • Participants and instructors are asked to bring their own hand-sanitizer and use it diligently
  • The third and final measure is to enable contact-tracing of participants and instructors attending the event, should the need arise; therefore:
    • The names and contact information of all participants will be collected and maintained for a minimum of 14-days after the event to aid in contact tracing should it be required
    • The name and contact information for the instructor(s) will be provided to all participants to aid in contact tracing should it be required