COVID-19 Public Health Measures

COVID Entry Policy

Effective September 22, 2021, the following policy applies to all individuals over twelve years of age seeking entry to Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC). The policy will be strictly enforced and any individual that does not comply with the policy will be asked to leave NPCC immediately. 
 
Any individual that has any symptoms of COVID should not seek entry into NPCC until fourteen days after the symptoms subside and after completing two negative COVID tests. 
 
 All individuals must provide proof of full vaccination using a Canadian government authorized vaccine completed more than fourteen days prior to entry into NPCC or provide proof of a negative COVID test which was completed within 72 hours of entry into NPCC. The cost of obtaining the negative COVID test will be borne by the individual seeking entry into NPCC. 
 
For contact tracing purposes, all individuals must sign the sign in sheet at the reception desk at NPCC which includes their name, signature, phone number, time of entry, purpose, and time of departure. 
 
All individuals inside NPCC must, at all times, wear a mask which covers their nose, mouth and chin or provide proof of a medical exemption from the requirement to wear a mask. 
 
This policy is effective September 22, 2021, and is in place until rescinded or until further amended by the board of directors of NPCC.
 
Maximum Occupancy
 
Signage is posted in all areas listing maximum occupancy in our facilities. Maximum occupancy does not include instructors.
 
Studio A1 – 15
Studio A2  – 15
Studio B  – 12
Studio C – 18
Studio D – 12
Gallery – 50
Office – 6
Building – 138
 
Staff and visitors must:
  • Perform self-screening before entering facilities.
  • Provide proof of double vaccination or negative covid test (within 72 hours of entering).
  • Sign in at front desk and provide contact information.
  • Wear face coverings if 2 years of age and older unless during eating breaks or if medical reasons prohibit individuals from wearing masks.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres (except for other members of same household or their caregivers).
  • Ensure that materials and equipment are not shared. If it is necessary to do so, then they must be disinfected before use by the next person.
Staff will:
  • Clean and disinfect several times each day as required to ensure cleanliness.
  • Ensure each studio and gallery capacity is at no more than 50% capacity and guests are able to maintain social distancing of 2 metres, whichever is less.
  • Ensure posters listing self-screening instructions, room capacities and other information are posted throughout NPCC.
  • Maintain line management outside of the front doors of Centre to ensure social distancing.
  • Visitors will have access to alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content and are encourages to use it frequently. 
Masks
  • All visitors are required to wear masks while inside the Centre. Visitors may take eating and drinking breaks provided they are seated apart at a minimum of 2 metres square per person.
  • Masks must be surgical, however, cloth masks may be worn if made with at least two layers of fabric.
  • Masks must be clean and without tears or holes.
Illness
  • If a guest develops symptoms while at NPCC, the guest will leave the premises.
  • All items in contact with the guest will be cleaned and disinfected by staff.
  • If a staff person develops illness while at work, they will immediately remove themselves from any contact with others, notify their supervisor and go home.
  • If a COVID-19 case is suspected, visitors from that week will be notified immediately. The local public health unit will be contacted to notify them of a potential case and advice will be sought regarding the information that will be shared with the public. 
  • Visitors or staff that are exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded from the program setting for 14 days. Public health will be consulted for procedures on testing before being permitted to rejoin the program. 
Food and Drink
  • NPCC has a “no food sharing” policy during Covid. 
  • Kitchen coffee services will remain closed.
  • NPCC will not distribute food, water or snacks of any kind.
  • Participants may bring food and drink to NPCC and practice physical distancing while consuming.