COVID & Our Classes

The pandemic impacts the programming at Southampton Arts in three primary ways: safety as determined by Public Health and the province; operational impact of the required changes to programming to ensure safety is a priority; and most importantly, your young artist and the impact on their experience. 

KIDS CLASSES

Class Size

  1. Our maximum number of students in a class is ten, including the Instructor. 

The Classroom

  1. Each space will be maintained by staff to ensure that the classroom’s are sanitized once during the class and completely after each class.
  2. Each child will have their own spacious work table with more than the required 2 meter distance from their new friends. The floor will be marked with distancing reminders and posters will also remind our artists’ of the need to stay back from their classmates.
  3. Each child will have their own kit of materials and tools through the duration of the program that will be completely sanitized after each daily session.
  4. Children will be encouraged to frequently wash their hands with soap and water.
  5. Instructors and staff WILL be wearing masks until further notice. 
  6. Children 4 - 6 do not have to wear a mask, at their parent's discretion. Students 7 - 12 must wear masks during class. 
  7. You must fill out a daily screening form online BEFORE arriving at class. There is NO exception to this rule. We will NOT be screening children on site and you will be refused entry. 
  8. Absolutely NO ill students are to attend. This applies to Instructors and support staff as well.
  9. Daily records of anyone in contact with a class for longer than 15 minutes will be maintained.
  10. If a camper begins to show symptoms of COVID-19, the parent is obligated to pick them up immediately.
  11. If a camper shows symptoms of Covid -19, their fellow campers, Instructor and support staff will be informed of the exposure at the end of the daily session and updated accordingly.
  12. Any sickness due to suspected COVID causing class absence can be refunded on a pro rated basis. 

HEALTH SCREENING

We are using the same assessment tool as the Bluewater District School Board.

The student screening questionnaire is found at  https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms as per the screening questionnaire is to remain at home until either: They have identified a chronic medical condition with the support of their registered health care professional.  
  • Some students may have a chronic medical condition such as migraines, asthma or allergies.  Their registered health care professional who has access to the student’s medical history can play a role in helping them explain their pre-existing conditions to their principal, including documentations where warranted.  
  • Registered health care professionals are NOT expected to certify that an individual does not have COVID-19; rather they may certify that their patient’s symptoms are consistent with another health condition; OR They have remained in home isolation for 14 days from the onset of symptoms AND are symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school; OR They have received a negative test result and have been symptom free for 24 hours AND are able to pass the provincial online (or paper version) of the COVID-19 screening tool (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/). (Documented proof of the negative test result is not required to return to school.)  If a student becomes ill during the school day, all siblings must self-monitor for 14 days, but may remain at school.
  • If a student is ill at home, all siblings must self-monitor for 14 days, but may attend school

ADULT CLASSES

Class Size

1. Our maximum number of students in a class is ten, including the Instructor. 

The Classroom

1. Each space will be maintained by staff to ensure that the classroom’s are sanitized once during the class and completely after each class.
2. Each student will have their own spacious work table with more than the required 2 meter distance from their fellow students. The floor will be marked with distancing reminders.
3. Shared supplies will be minimized.
4. Instructors and students must wear masks until further notice.
5. You must fill out a health screening form online BEFORE arriving at class.
6. Absolutely NO ill students are to attend. This applies to Instructors and support staff as well.
7. Any sickness due to suspected COVID causing class absence can be refunded on a pro rated basis.