Music Collective Scotland 

Covid-19 General Operating Guidance

(Last Updated Feb 2021)

COVID -19 Parent and Pupil Responsibilities 

Arriving and Leaving the Studio

  • Do not arrive too early to a lesson or class.

  • Drop off and collection for classes to be outside (with exception of baby and toddler). Teachers will escort class members in and out of the building safely. Please ensure you are on time to collect your child.

  • When waiting outside the building, please maintain a 2m distance from others out with your household.

  • All studio users to use hand sanitiser on entrance and exit to the building.

  • During peak times we have limited waiting space for parents. It would be appreciated during these times if you could drop and collect, wait outside or in your car.

 

During a Class or Lesson

  • All pupils must Please wear a face covering (unless exempt). Under 18's can remove their face covering when seated. 1-1 singing pupils must still use a face covering during the lesson.

  • Wear warm clothing – due to increased ventilation efforts the studio will be cooler than usual. Please wrap up. Baby and toddlers may bring their own blanket to place on mats.

  • Please bring your own instrument, music and pencil to class each week. Shared resources will temporarily no longer be available. (Pianos and keyboards will still be provided). Violins, guitars and ukuleles should be tuned in advance by parents or by pupils where possible. 

  • Sit in a designated seat. Your teacher will assign you a seat which is 2m apart from other class members. Please remain seated throughout your class or lesson unless directed by your teacher/class leader

  • Keep Your Space All studio users must keep 2m distance from each other at all times. Please help us by talking with children about this in advance. Staff will verbally remind students regularly of this. Baby and toddlers do not need to socially distance from each other.*

  • Refrain from using the toilet if possible. Our toilets will still be available, however, please help us reduce the number of users by going to the toilet before coming to the studio if possible. Particularly for younger children.

 

  • We fully understand younger children may not know what to do in all situations and staff will verbally support them in maintaining a safe distance and help establish routines that will support children in complying with safety precautions.

 

Covid -19 Symptoms 

A pupil must not attend lessons if they have any of the following symptoms. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  •  a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  •  a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  •   a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Any pupils with symptoms or are self-isolating that are receiving 1-1 lessons can take a lesson on zoom. Any class pupil who cannot attend should inform us and we will send music/tasks home.

What we are doing

 

At Music Collective Scotland, we take the safety of our pupils, staff and wider community and have outlined below some of the following steps in place to help reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 in our studios. 

  • We have conducted a full risk assessment (available on request) to help us identify any risks associated with our operation and taken steps to minimise risk.

  • We keep up to date with relevant  government guidance and law and follow document  for organised activities for children and performing arts to inform our risk assessments and have sought advice from trading standards throughout the risk assessment process. 

  • We require all studio users to use a face covering whilst attending a lesson for class at our studios (expeditions apply) and have purchased disposable masks that are available to all class user if required. 

  • We have provided hand sanitisers at the entrance/exit of our studios and in all lesson rooms.

  • We have invested in cleaning equipment that is effective against Covid-19 and have put strict cleaning procedures in place, that include regular cleaning of touch-points between lessons and classes. 

  • We have increased the ventilation of our studios and purchased HEPA air purifiers to enhance room ventilation. 

  • We have reduced the capacity and number of students attending our studios at any one time,  in-line with government guidance and to allow for 2m physical distancing of our studio users. 

  • We have installed Wi-Fi into our studios to allow for lessons to take place face-to-face or online at the discretion of the student. 

This is not an exhaustive list of steps we have taken to reduce risk in our studios. For full details please contact info@musiccollectivescotland.com for further information. 

Music Collective Scotland

Email: info@musiccollectivescotland.com

Contact: 07724946490

 

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Within Showcase the Street

Dundonald Street, Dundee

DD3 7PY

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