COVID-19 Safety 

September 5th, 2022 (updated) 

BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced that the Public Health Order requiring masks to be worn in public indoor spaces was lifted as of March 11, 2022. You can read more at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0081-000324.

While face coverings will be optional for people in all indoor public settings, individual organizations can choose to continue to require mask-wearing on their premises. As such, RMS will continue with the current approach, requiring masks to be worn in classes for all students and teachers in private lessons.  This policy will be regularly reviewed and if possible, this may be lifted when it is appropriate.

The mask policy will be exempted at RMS for all performances and video recordings and group lessons. Students are recommended NOT to wear a mask during live performances and recordings. However, as people have various levels of comfort as we move into this new phase of the pandemic, if students choose to wear masks during performances, and recordings, it will also be respected as a personal choice. During group lessons, as we will maintain social distance 

policy and practice, students may or may not choose to wear a mask during the lessons.

Please continue to monitor your personal health and do not visit our campus or attend any classes if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Richmond Music School continues to maintain COVID-19 safety protocols to help protect the health and safety of students, faculty, parents, and staff. If any student/parent needs a mask, please go to the office to obtain one. 

COVID-19 PREVENTION PROTOCOLS: 

 

1 ) Mask Policy - All individuals entering a music studio/classroom for private lessons MUST WEAR a mask. 
 

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. 

3) Prior to entering the studios, Students should wash their hands and after the lesson, students are recommended to wash hands before leaving the school, or use the hand sanitizers that are on the walls of the lobby. 

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

5) Students and teacher in group lessons must maintain social distance of 6 feet during the class. 

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

 

7) Please note RMS office is NOT open to the public. Only RMS staff and designated volunteers are allowed in the office. Parents, students, and faculty members who require assistance or service from the office staff, please remain outside the office door, the office staff will attend to your requests as soon as possible while you wait in the lobby.