Communicable Disease Prevention Plan

Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2021 / Protocol to Oct. 31, 2021

Proof of Vaccination (Vaccine Cards)

Renters:

In compliance with the Public Health Order for Vaccine Passport, we are recommending that all renters require proof of vaccination of their guests upon entering our studios as of Sept. 13, 2021. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, we have been dedicated and committed to providing a safe space for our renters to make art and for our staff to feel safe. Please help us to continue doing so!

Drama School:

For the fall term of Drama School (Sept. 25 to Dec. 12, 2021) Carousel Theatre for Young People will be checking proof of vaccination for all students ages 12+ (born 2009 or earlier).

Between Sept. 25 and Oct. 17, students must present one of two options before entering the building:

  • their wallet-sized immunization record card (given out at vaccine clinics) alongside ID – OR –
  • their QR Code on their vaccine card app. Students should be at least partially vaccinated at this time.

Between Oct. 23 and Dec. 12, students must present the record below before entering the building:

  • their QR Code on their vaccine card app. Students should be fully vaccinated at this time. CTYP will revise this policy before the beginning of the Winter term in January and will keep parents updated as soon as possible.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the many challenges of this pandemic. Our primary goal is to keep our kids and their families as safe as possible while they are in our care.

Visitors:

At this time Carousel Theatre for Young People will not be requiring proof of vaccination to enter the building. However, this may change at any time so before arriving please check with the staff member you are planning to visit.

Face Coverings

CTYP’s Mask Policy:

You are required to wear a mask in all common areas of the CTYP building. Once you are in your assigned studio, it is your own mask policy that will need to be followed.

For more information please refer to the definition of “indoor public space” from the PHO dated Sept. 2, 2021.

Per the order of the Provincial Health Officer (“PHO”), Dr. Bonnie Henry, on Aug. 25, a province-wide order regarding face coverings was reinstated by the Province of British Columbia. This order required that face-coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19.

On Sept. 2, 2021, a written order (the “Order”) was released by the PHO replacing her oral order made on Aug. 24 with respect to mandatory masks in indoor public spaces.

The full Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer regarding Face Coverings it is available online. This does not contain the full information an individual or group should be aware of. You can read the full order here.

This Order expires at midnight on Oct. 31, 2021.

Most commonly applicable definitions from the Order:

“Face covering” means either of the following that covers the nose and mouth of a person:

  1. a medical or non-medical mask;
  2. a tightly woven fabric;
    but does not include a small or large clear plastic face shield.

“Indoor public space” means the indoor area of any of the following but does not include a working area

“Operator” in relation to an indoor public space means an owner or operator of the indoor public space.

“Physical barrier” means a barrier that is designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidance.

“Visitor” means a person who visits an indoor public space or post-secondary institution but does not include the operator of the indoor public space, a worker, a student or a post-secondary staff person.

“Worker” means an employee or person acting on behalf of an operator of the indoor public space who works in a workplace.

“Working area” means an inside area of a workplace that is accessed by workers of the workplace and to which the public does not have unrestricted access.

“Workplace” does not include a worker’s private residence.

Other Info from the Order

Signage: Operators of indoor public spaces and post-secondary institutions must post signage at the entrance to all indoor areas covered by this order notifying that face-coverings are required to be worn in accordance with this order.

Please note, if a Renter would like stricter measures, CTYP will support them within reason.

Other Requirements

All renters, guests, and visitors are expected to also adhere to the Renter’s mask policy as
written in its Communicable Disease Prevention Plan so long as it meets or exceeds the CTYP’s own mask policies. All persons are advised to avoid touching their face at all times, particularly when wearing a mask.

Do you have questions about masks or its applications? Please contact the applicable member.

CTYP Health & Safety Committee
Tanya Schwaerzle
Production Manager
tanya@carouseltheatre.ca
604-669-3410 (Ext. 903)

Angie Descalzi
Education Manager
angie@carouseltheatre.ca
604-669-3410 (Ext. 904)