Covid Safety Procedures

Below are the list of protocols we have in place for classes in studio:

 

Centre Stage School

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Parents and CSS Community

March 2022

Dear Parents,

We want to thank you and your family for choosing to be a part of Centre Stage School and for entrusting us with playing a role in your child's artistic education and expression.  We continue to focus on the health and safety of all our students, their families, our teachers and staff.  Please be assured that we will be operating within current government guidelines but all the while ensuring that each class is fun and engaging for all. We have adapted (and will continue to adapt) as restrictions evolve, and the most important thing to us is to keep everyone safe in order to ensure our community’s health. If you have any concerns or questions about our Covid Safety Procedures or any of the changes made in the school, please don’t hesitate to contact us on centrestageschool@gmail.com.

Stay Safe,

Aideen and all at Centre Stage School


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Policy with regards to stopping the spread of Covid 19 at Centre Stage :

Entering and Exiting Classes

  • Class start and finish times have been staggered to reduce the amount of traffic in the foyer and in the marquee.
  • Separate entry and exit points to the building where possible.
  • Additional staff to oversee the safe arrival and collection of students.
  • Clear signage to guide parents to correct entry and exit points.
  • Marquee (12m x 6m) is in place outside the Mallow studio to facilitate the queuing of parents and students during inclement weather. 
  • Clear marked signage and barriers erected to maintain social distancing of students and parents at all times while queuing before and after class.

Sign in Procedure

  • Any person presenting one or more of the following symptoms will not be permitted into the building: A fever, cough or breathing difficulties, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, aches and pains.
  • All persons will be asked by staff to sanitize their hands on entry.
  • All students proceed straight into their assigned class following social distancing rules.
  • We ask all parents and students to arrive and be collected from class on time.

Social Distancing

  • Centre Stage School will adhere to all HSE and NEPHET social distancing recommendations at all times.
  • Each studio is marked with clear floor indicators to help students stay within their own space.
  • All class groupings have been reduced in size in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.
  • No hugging, kissing, hand shaking will be permitted within the building.
  • All but essential furniture has been removed to create as much space as possible.
  • No parents/carers are allowed into the building without an arranged appointment.
  • All payments for camps, class fees, exams, competitions and merchandise must be made through our website. We no longer accept in-person card or cash payments. 

Hygiene

  •  Staff will supervise the hand sanitisation of each student before and after class. Staff will sanitise their own hands regularly; before and after classes, and will also ensure the safe disposal of any PPE gear that may be used or left in class.
  • Children (preschool - 2nd class) will be supervised on toilet breaks to ensure that proper hand hygiene is being followed.
  • Older students will be encouraged to wash and sanitise their hands after using the bathroom.
  • Each student is required to bring their own clearly labeled water bottle.
  • Students are not permitted to bring food to class.
  • The use of props/shared equipment will be limited/wiped down between users.
  • Correct cough and sneezing etiquette will be encouraged at all times. Please avoid touching your face. 
  • All Acro and Flexibility students will be asked to bring their own yoga mat to class each week. (Please sanitize before and after class at home) 
  • Acro equipment will be sanitised between each individual class.
  • School pianos will be sanitized in between each class. 
  • Under no circumstance can musical instruments (Violin or Guitar) be shared between students. We ask parents to sanitize these before and after class. 

Cleaning

  • Time has been allocated between all group classes to allow for ventilation of the studios and the disinfection/cleaning of all common areas and high touch points. 
  • Additional staff have been employed to facilitate extra cleaning duties.
  • All floors will be cleaned daily.
  • When Centre Stage School classes are held in shared buildings, we wish to confirm that we have adequate cleaning measures in place to sanitise the facility before and after class in consultation with the management of the shared facility.

Face Coverings

  • From Monday 28th February (as per government guidelines), it is no longer mandatory for students or teachers to wear masks. Students and teachers will now decide for themselves if they prefer to wear a mask or not, and we support and respect that it is each individual's choice.
  • Any face covering that is left behind after class will be disposed of safely.

Safety Education within Centre Stage

  • Centre Stage School has 3 fully qualified safety officers - Aideen Mc Auliffe, David O'Connor and Lesley Anne Radcliffe who will oversee the implementation of all safety measures stated in this document.
  • All other staff members have completed a Covid 19 Infection Prevention and Control diploma with the International School as Aesthetics.
  • Clear markings to maintain social distancing within and outside all studios.
  • Instructional posters throughout the building on hand washing and sanitisation.
  • All staff members have been given a formal induction to all new COVID 19 safety policies and procedures. 
  • Centre Stage School have an obligation to keep up to date with all NPHET COVID-19 guidelines and revise policies according to changes in regulations or restrictions.

Please click here to see our Covid-19 Compliance Officer Training Qualifications

Please click here to read helpful information about isolation guidelines (from HSE) for children (3 months to 13 years)

Please click here to read helpful information about isolation guidelines (from HSE) for children (13 to 18 years)

We are carefully monitoring the situation and our most important objective is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.  We will be following all guidelines advised by NPHET and published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the HSE. 

If you have specific questions or concerns, contact us at centrestageschool@gmail.com or call 022 53477

 

Testimonials

Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes (Arts Educational School London)