COVID-19 Information

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Last Updated: March 17, 2020

Dear Parents, Students and Teachers,

Yesterday we made the decision to close the Richmond Music School Society’s doors in an attempt to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are taking our cues from the BC Government and Public Schools and will remain closed until further notice.

We will reassess the situation as further recommendations from health authorities and government agencies become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. Please check our website and social media platforms for regular updates.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Last Updated: March 16, 2020

Due to the increased number of facility closures in Metro Vancouver and the increased cancellations from Students and Parents, we are taking the decision to close the School effective immediately until the end of Spring Break. We will reassess the situation towards the end of March as further recommendations from health authorities and agencies become available.

As mentioned in previous emails, consider giving online lessons at this time, especially for Students that are preparing for exams and festivals. An email to Parents will go out shortly, but we would advise that you follow up with them to make sure they received the notification.


Last Updated: March 13, 2020

The safety of our Students and Staff is always our top priority at the Richmond Music School Society. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a growing concern in Canada, we are monitoring the situation.  We are closely following the Canadian Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local, provincial and federal government agencies for recommendations, guidance and direction.

We realize that many families have made spring break plans which involve travel outside of Canada, we are respectfully asking that anyone travelling during this time comply with the Provincial Health Officer’s self-isolation protocol of 14 days. If you are self-isolating or would feel more comfortable not attending lessons in person, then perhaps consider asking your teacher for online lessons.

Everyone is urged to follow proper health etiquette during this time to protect themselves and others:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or sanitizer

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Stay home if you are sick

We will continue to take direction from public health agencies and school boards. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 604-272-5227 or email us at richmondmusic@telus.net.