2020 COVID-19 Safety Plan

For Studio A of the Art Machine. |   LAST UPDATED  July 9/2020

Step 1

Instructors and students have determined where people gather and sit

Tools, machinery and equipment which are shared and frequently touched items have been identified.

Step 2

Information and guidelines have been sought from WorkSafe and bccdc sites, instructors and students, Executive Director and Hope District Arts Council members through Zoom meetings and direct communication.

  1.  1st  Level   Elimination: tables and chairs arranged to determine # of students the room can accommodate with one instructor, maintaining 2 m distance. Extra chairs have been placed between tables and tape on the floor and tables to maintain the proper positions.

  2.  2nd Level   Administration: coffee machine, coffee, tea, sugar, dish rack, towels removed, counter tops cleared to make easier cleaning. Student attendance and payment method adapted to reduce handling, cash box with float eliminated. Each instructor will assist in the development of guidelines specific to their class. Occupancy numbers for each class determined. Students will be pre-registered, no drop-ins at this time.

  3.  3rd Level   Hallway: hall connecting to other studio cordoned off  to slow movement between two areas. Studio A students will use only the adjacent bathroom. Disinfecting routines reviewed with each instructor before classes. They will then instruct their students. HDAC members will be available for review of guidelines as they are put into practice.

  4.  Signage  on the front door includes COVID-19  warning signs, limits of people allowed, cough. The bathroom has hand cleansing posters.

  5.  Disinfectant  "Spray 9" will be available at the entry, at each table and in the bathroom hand sanitizer at each table.

  6.  Masks  Masks are to be used if students are leaving the work station (eg. for bathroom break)

  7.  Kits  Students will build their own “kit” for class- eg., brushes, plate, water container, newspaper and bring their own refreshments. Studio equipment is available for these kits and will remain in the student’s possession for the foreseeable future. Hand san is to be used before handling communal items.

Step 3
  1. Workplace policies addressing illness symptoms of COVID-19 posted on the door; the instructor will review them with students on their first visit.

  2. WorkSafe policies for Work Alone available for Instructors as they set up and clean up.

  3. Details of the guidelines will be available from the Executive Director

for WorkSafe if requested.

  1. 2020 Instructor /Student Guidelines for Studio A

  2. Illness Guidelines

  3. Work Alone Guidelines.

Step 4

Communicating and training policies and procedures are addressed in identified documents listed above. WorkSafe recommended signage is in place. HDAC members who are also students will undertake the training of the instructors and be available to ensure policies and procedures are being implemented and revised.

Step 5

All instructors and students will be encouraged to monitor and offer suggestions for improvement to the Executive Director or HDAC members.

Step 6

The training plan has been developed for the instructors, including the use of products for hand cleansing and disinfectants as outlined in the 2020 Instructor/student Guidelines adapted for Studio A for WorkSafe, listed above.

The Hope & District Arts Council 
PO Box 546  |  349 Fort Street  | 
 Hope BC  V0X 1L0    

hopedistrictartscouncil@gmail.com   |  604-869-3400