COVID-19 Safety Protocols

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Richmond Music School (RMS) requires all students, faculty, parents and staff prior to entering the building to complete a self-declaration of health on the BC Centre for Disease Control. Please use the self-assessment tool. Please do NOT enter the RMS building if you answer “yes” to any of the questions. 


You may access the self-assessment tool here.

The school is implementing prevention protocols in the building as well, and please see the new protocols below.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping the community to stop the spread of COVID-19.



  1. All individuals entering a music studio/classroom MUST WEAR a mask.
    No Mask = No Lesson, No Teaching.

  2. Parents are encouraged to drop off and pick up students at the main entrance.  Do not enter the building unless you need to. One parent is allowed entry into the music studio/classroom at a time during private lessons. Parents with young students under 10 years old should ONLY drop off and pick up at the studio's entrance. Parents with students who are above 10 years old are encouraged to wait outside the building.

  3. Students, prior to entering the studio, must wash hands in the student washroom. Upon entering the studio, students should also use the hand sanitizer provided in the room. 

  4. All individuals entering the studios must fill in the log sheet with the date, and time of the lesson, name of the student, and health declaration checked, and initial/signature. 

  5. Students and teachers must maintain a social distance of 6 feet at all times. 

  6. After the lesson is finished, please use hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands, and make sure you gather all your belongings, including garbage (tissues, mask, wipes) and throw them away in the big garbage bin near the main entrance of the Richmond Alliance Church.

  7. All piano keyboards are cleaned and disinfected before the lesson and after with hydrogen peroxide by the teacher.

  8. RMS tries to schedule 15 minutes air-out time between each lesson for piano lessons. (unless students are from same household)

  9. Please note RMS office is NOT opened to the public. Only RMS staff and designated volunteers are allowed in the office. Parents, students and faculty member who require assistance or service from the office staff, please remain outside the entrance, the office staff will attend to your requests as soon as possible.