Music Collective Scotland 

Covid-19 General Operating Guidance

(Last Updated 10th Aug 2021)

COVID -19 Parent and Pupil Responsibilities 

Arriving and Leaving the Studio

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

  • Angus and Perth (Inspire) STUDIOS - 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)

  • DUNDEE (Showcase the street) - Please bring your child into the main building. Waiting area is available in reception. There is also a cafe open in the evenings - please see Showcase for opening hours of this. 

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

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

 

During a Class or Lesson

  • It is no longer a legal requirement to be physically distanced from other household members, however, where possible and when it does not impact learning activities we will still maintain physical distancing. 

  • Over 12's studio users must wear a face covering (unless exempt) when entering and moving around the studio. Once seated or participating in musical activities, face coverings can be removed. Screens are available in every room for individual lessons. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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 to inform our risk assessments and have sought advice from trading standards throughout the risk assessment process. ​

  • 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. 

  • 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.