From the beginning of this global pandemic, Visual Arts Brampton has prioritized the health and safety of our students, staff members and community. This chart summarizes the COVID-19 Policies and Procedures that have been put into place as we reopen our studio to the public. View our complete COVID-19 Policies and Procedures document or download this summary chart as a PDF. Last updated on: May 2, 2022.

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures Summary
Keeping Our Community Members Informed
  • All participants will receive an information sheet outlining our COVID-19 policies and signage is installed at the studio to remind participants of these policies.
  • Our COVID-19 policies will be constantly reviewed to ensure they are aligned with all current public health recommendations.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment & Symptoms

  • Everyone entering the studio must self-assess themselves for COVID-19 symptoms before visiting.
  • Participants must stay home if they, or anyone in their household, is experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Staff and participants will be monitored for symptoms upon arrival at the studio and during studio activities.
  • Procedures are in place for isolating and removing individuals who are showing symptoms.

Vaccinations

  • We require everyone age 13 and over participating in programming at the studio to be fully vaccinated.
  • An enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code can be obtained at: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination.
  • Participants must present their enhanced vaccine certificate QR code a staff member upon entry to the studio.
  • We encourage anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to receive their first, second and booster dose. Book your vaccine appointment at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
Hand & Respiratory Hygiene
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer stations are available at the studio entrance and in each classroom.
  • Participants and staff are required to sanitize their hands before entering and leaving the studio.
  • Proper hand hygiene and washing techniques will be reinforced. Staff and participants will be required to wash their hands frequently.
  • Proper respiratory etiquette such as coughing and sneezing into elbows and avoiding touching of the face will be reinforced.

Masks

  • All staff and participants must wear a three-layer non-medical mask that covers their nose, mouth and chin without gaps at all times while inside the studio.
  • The following are not permitted: Scarves, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, face coverings with valves, mesh or holes of any kind.
  • Participants who are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons are encouraged to register for our online programs.
Cleaning Procedures
  • Studio staff will conduct regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Classroom surfaces, touch points and tools/materials used by students will be cleaned and disinfected after each class.
  • Only approved disinfects that have a Drug Identification Number (DIN) will be used.
Programs and Registration
  • Advanced registration and payment is required for all programs and can be completed either online or in-person.
  • We strongly encourage advanced registration for our Open Studio and Life Drawing sessions.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present. By visiting our studio, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19.