VAS POLICY COVID-19: AS OF MARCH 26TH 2020
We have been monitoring the situation and advice from all government departments on an hourly basis.
We are currently closed as per Victorian school holidays. The whole team are in good health and none have been overseas over the holidays or come into contact with anyone that has been. We have also all completed official government certified training to learn and ensure our practices are up to date about Covid-19 for our workplace.
Upon the commencement of Term 2 we may be moving across to Online Lessons for our current and new students and will continue to monitor the situation as the laws continue to change. We will be advising all current students of the changes via email and social media as the days proceed.
ALL students and visitors upon entering the studio must use the hand sanitiser at reception and at different points within the studio. All of our rooms are cleaned and wiped after every lesson and there are no cases of Covid-19 in our area. We are also waiting arrival of an infrared temperature thermometer where temperatures will be taken upon entering VAS.
We also ask that we limit the amount of people in our waiting area. We would prefer where possible that students are dropped off and limit the amount of parents/siblings/visitors waiting in reception in between classes or sit in our courtyard area. The mandatory 1.5 metre distance applies to everyone that comes to VAS during this period.
These are difficult times for all of us. Everyone’s safety is at the forefront of our minds but we still need your support to keep things going as this has massive implications right across the board in our industry for all of our team.
The welfare of our entire community is of the utmost importance and we are taking all advice in line with the Department of Health as a safety measure. If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel or contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus, you should immediately isolate yourself from other people. Contact your GP or your emergency department or call 1800 675 398.
A Reminder to all our team, families, students, studio visitors and children that everyone can protect against infections by practising good hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene. Here are some tips that everyone at VAS can follow
Ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus
Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water and get plenty of sleep
Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
Get the flu shot (available April).
Shaking hands is not preferred at this time
Hand sanitiser is available at different points throughout the studio. Please use it!
Anti-bacterial hand wipes are in every studio and all equipment/stands etc are wiped down after every single lesson
We pride ourselves on a clean and healthy studio environment and ask all studio visitors to abide and respect our rules.
We will accept upon presentation of a doctors certificate and make up any lessons which are missed if any student is unwell.
Anyone who is unwell (and who has visited the studio) is to report to VAS Management via phone and email and advise of condition and treatment.
Any questions, please get in touch with with either of us directly.